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Literature in Context : Ben Jonson in Context - Julie Sanders

Literature in Context

Ben Jonson in Context

By: Julie Sanders (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 12th July 2010
ISBN: 9780521895712
Number Of Pages: 392

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Bringing together a group of established and emergent Jonson scholars, this volume reacts to major new advances in thinking about the writer and his canon of works. The study is divided into two distinct parts: the first considers the Jonsonian career and output from biographical, critical and performance-based angles; the second looks at cultural and historical contexts, building on rich interdisciplinary work. Social historians work alongside literary critics to provide a diverse and varied account of Jonson. These are less standard surveys of the field than vibrant interventions into current critical debates. The short-essay format of the collection seeks less to harmonize and homogenize than to raise awareness of new avenues of research on Jonson, including studies informed by book history, cultural geography, the law and legal discourse, the history of science and interests in material culture.

'... the short-essay format works successfully, making the experience of reading the book through something of a pleasant and informative addiction.' Notes and Queries
"BEN JONSON in Context contains thirty-eight essays that dynamically engage with the works of Jonson in relation to his life, but more especially the material culture of his times [...] The volume ends with a useful further reading list...the short-essay format works successfully, making the experience of reading the book through something of a pleasant and informative addiction. -JOHANN GREGORY

Life, Works, and Afterlife
Tales of a life Richard Dutton
Jonson in the Elizabethan period
Jonson in the Jacobean period
Jonson in the Caroline period
Genre Katherine
Friends, collaborators, and rivals
Jonson and Shakespeare
Editions and editors
Critical reception
Performance afterlives
Cultural and Historical Contexts
London and urban space
The Globe and the open air amphitheatres
The Whitefriars and the children's companies
The Blackfriars Theatre and the indoor theatres
Provinces, parishes, and neighbourhoods
The court Malcolm Smuts
Masques, courtly and provincial
Manuscript culture and reading practices
Print culture and reading practices
Visual culture
The body
Law, crime, and punishment
Foreign travel and exploration
Domestic travel and social mobility
Money and consumerism
Land Garrett
Alchemy, magic, and the sciences
Clothing and identity
Gender and sexuality
Further reading
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ISBN: 9780521895712
ISBN-10: 0521895715
Series: Literature in Context
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 12th July 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.78