Travis DeCook,Alan Galey's Shakespeare, the Bible, and the Form of the Book: Contested PDF

By Travis DeCook,Alan Galey

Why do Shakespeare and the English Bible appear to have an inherent dating with one another? How have those enormous traditions within the background of the e-book functioned as at the same time reinforcing resources of cultural authority? How do fabric books and comparable studying practices function particular websites of intersection among those textual traditions? This assortment makes an important intervention in our figuring out of Shakespeare, the Bible, and the function of textual materiality within the building of cultural authority. Departing from traditional resource examine, it questions the usually naturalized hyperlinks among the Shakespearean and biblical corpora, studying as an alternative the traditionally contingent methods those hyperlinks were solid. the quantity brings jointly top students in Shakespeare, ebook heritage, and the Bible as literature, whose essays converge at the query of Scripture as resource as opposed to Scripture as process—whether that scripture is biblical or Shakespearean—and in flip discover topics equivalent to cultural authority, pedagogy, secularism, textual scholarship, and the materiality of texts. masking an ancient span from Shakespeare’s post-Reformation period to present-day Northern eire, the amount uncovers how Shakespeare and the Bible’s intertwined histories light up the long-lasting tensions among materiality and transcendence within the background of the book.

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