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The Resource The typographic imaginary in early modern English literature, (electronic resource)

The typographic imaginary in early modern English literature, (electronic resource)

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The typographic imaginary in early modern English literature
Title
The typographic imaginary in early modern English literature
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The typographic imaginary is an aesthetic linking authors from William Caxton to Alexander Pope, this study centrally contends. Early modern English literature engages imaginatively with printing and this book both characterizes that engagement and proposes the typographic imaginary as a framework for its analysis. Certain texts, Rachel Stenner states, describe the people, places, concerns, and processes of printing in ways that, over time, generate their own figurative authority. The typographic imaginary is posited as a literary phenomenon shared by different writers, a wider cultural understanding of printing, and a critical concept for unpicking the particular imaginative otherness that printing introduced to literature. Authors use the typographic imaginary to interrogate their place in an evolving media environment, to assess the value of the printed text, and to analyse the roles of other text-producing agents. This book treats a broad array of authors and forms: printers' manuals; William Caxton's paratexts; the pamphlet dialogues of Robert Copland and Ned Ward; poetic miscellanies; the prose fictions of William Baldwin, George Gascoigne, and Thomas Nashe; the poetry and prose of Edmund Spenser; writings by John Taylor and Alexander Pope. At its broadest, this study contributes to an understanding of how technology changes cultures. Located at the crossroads between literary, material, and book historical research, the particular intervention that this work makes is threefold. In describing the typographic imaginary, it proposes a new framework for analysis of print culture. It aims to focus critical engagement on symbolic representations of material forms. Finally, it describes a lineage of late medieval and early modern authors, stretching from the mid-fifteenth to the mid-eighteenth centuries, that are linked by their engagement of a particular aesthetic
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Stenner, Rachel
Dewey number
381/.45002
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Material readings in early modern culture
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Book industries and trade
Label
The typographic imaginary in early modern English literature, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Note on quotation; Abbreviations; Introduction: print and the difference it makes; Implications; Critical mapping; Cases; 1 Instructional texts and print symbolism: Christopher Plantin, Hieronymus Hornschuch, and Joseph Moxon; Processes; People; Conclusion; 2 An emergent typographic imaginary in William Caxton's paratexts; Life in literature, diplomacy, and commerce; The benefits of printing in Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye; Imagined typographic space; Reorganising continuity: Mirrour of the World
  • Conclusion3 Robert Copland, Thomas Blague, and the printer-author dialogue; Printer-author dialogue and its mutations; Characterising the printer: gatekeepers of the press; Print and metacommunication: uses of the dialogue form; Conclusion; 4 Protestant printing and humanism in Beware the Cat: undoing printing; Protestant printer and humanist scholar; Dead bodies and printer's devils; Printing and penning; Conclusion; 5 George Gascoigne and Richard Tottel: negotiating manuscript and print in the poetic miscellany; Typographic value in the prefatory poses of A Hundreth Sundrie Flowres
  • The benefits of printing in The Posies of George Gascoigne EsquireConclusion; 6 Edmund Spenser's early and mid-career: public image and machine horror; Early career self-presentation: The Shepheardes Calender and Three Proper, and Wittie, Familiar Letters; Monstrous typographic fertility in The Faerie Queene; Resonant Errour in 'The Teares of the Muses'; Conclusion; 7 St Paul's Churchyard and the meanings of print: Pierce Penilesse His Supplication to the Diuell; Nashe's mosaic of the print trade; Waste and matter; The figurative authority of print; Conclusion
Control code
on1043400871
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317012863
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781315551852
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043400871
Label
The typographic imaginary in early modern English literature, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Note on quotation; Abbreviations; Introduction: print and the difference it makes; Implications; Critical mapping; Cases; 1 Instructional texts and print symbolism: Christopher Plantin, Hieronymus Hornschuch, and Joseph Moxon; Processes; People; Conclusion; 2 An emergent typographic imaginary in William Caxton's paratexts; Life in literature, diplomacy, and commerce; The benefits of printing in Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye; Imagined typographic space; Reorganising continuity: Mirrour of the World
  • Conclusion3 Robert Copland, Thomas Blague, and the printer-author dialogue; Printer-author dialogue and its mutations; Characterising the printer: gatekeepers of the press; Print and metacommunication: uses of the dialogue form; Conclusion; 4 Protestant printing and humanism in Beware the Cat: undoing printing; Protestant printer and humanist scholar; Dead bodies and printer's devils; Printing and penning; Conclusion; 5 George Gascoigne and Richard Tottel: negotiating manuscript and print in the poetic miscellany; Typographic value in the prefatory poses of A Hundreth Sundrie Flowres
  • The benefits of printing in The Posies of George Gascoigne EsquireConclusion; 6 Edmund Spenser's early and mid-career: public image and machine horror; Early career self-presentation: The Shepheardes Calender and Three Proper, and Wittie, Familiar Letters; Monstrous typographic fertility in The Faerie Queene; Resonant Errour in 'The Teares of the Muses'; Conclusion; 7 St Paul's Churchyard and the meanings of print: Pierce Penilesse His Supplication to the Diuell; Nashe's mosaic of the print trade; Waste and matter; The figurative authority of print; Conclusion
Control code
on1043400871
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317012863
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781315551852
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1043400871

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