Literature and Censorship in Renaissance England

Literature and Censorship in Renaissance England

by Andrew Hadfield
     
 

Censorship is one of the key controversies debated by Renaissance historians and literary critics. Commentators are divided on a number of questions. Was there once a concerted plan to censor all material hostile to the status quo? Or did authorities only intervene in periods of acute crisis? Did they actually read the material referred to them? This is the first…  See more details below

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Censorship is one of the key controversies debated by Renaissance historians and literary critics. Commentators are divided on a number of questions. Was there once a concerted plan to censor all material hostile to the status quo? Or did authorities only intervene in periods of acute crisis? Did they actually read the material referred to them? This is the first collection that brings together the key figures in the field and includes essays by Richard Burt, Janet Clare, Cyndia Clegg, Richard Dutton, Richard McCabe and Annabel Patterson.

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'...authoritative within the field.' - R.S.White, English, Communication and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia, Parergon

'This collection of essays makes an important contribution to the history of censorship, justly described by its editor Andrew Hadfield as 'one of the most exciting and controversial subjects in literary history'...These essays, together with excellent work by scholars newer to the field, advance and refine the still-developing picture of Renaissance censorship.' - Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333794104
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
06/05/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

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RICHARD BURT Professor of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
JANET CLARE Lecturer in English, University College, Dublin
RICHARD DUTTON Professor of English, Lancaster University
BARBARA FREEDMAN Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Theatre, Tufts University
ARNOLD HUNT Lecturer, University of Durham
DAVID LOADES Professor of History, University of Wales, Bangor
STEPHEN LONGSTAFFE Lecturer in English and Drama, Saint Martin's College, Lancaster
RICHARD McCABE Fellow, Merton College, Oxford
ANNABEL PATTERSON Professor of English, Yale University
ALISON SHELL Lecturer, Department of English Studies, University of Durham

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