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Vitrine Four: Early Modern Authorship

Early Modern Authorship.

Scholarship on the Early Modern period has investigated a range of issues surrounding authorship. Popular books have famously questioned the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays, but other issues such as censorship, female authorship, copyright laws, and plagiarism also continue to be investigated. The idea of the author may not have been invented in the Early Modern period, but the advent of the printing press marked a significant development in how authorship was constructed.

Authorship, Commerce, and the Public: Scenes of Writing, 1750-1850, edited by Caroline Franklin, E.J. Clery, and Peter Garside (New York: Palgrave, 2002) Central PR448.E36 AX66
Sarah Prescott, Women, Authorship, and Literary Culture, 1690-1740 (New York: Palgrave, 2003) Central PR113.PX43
Margaret J.M. Ezell, Social Authorship and the Advent of Print (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999) Central PR438.S63 EZ8
Richard Dutton, Licensing, Censorship, and Authorship in Early Modern England (New York: Palgrave, 2000) Central PR658.C4 DZ32
Catherine Ingrassia, Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth-Century England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998) Central PR468.E36 IE4
Stephen B. Dobranski, Readers and Authorship in Early Modern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) Central PR428.A8 DL86
Stephen B. Dobranski, Milton, Authorship, and the Book Trade (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) Central PR3586.DL86
Jody Greene, The Trouble with Ownership: Literary Property and Authorial Liability in England, 1660-1730 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005) Central PR431.GS97
Grace Ioppolo, Dramatists and their Manuscripts in the Age of Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and Heywood: Authorship, Authority, and the Playhouse (London: Routledge, 2006) Central PR658.T4 IM4
Lisa Maruca, The Work of Print: Authorship and the English Text Trades, 1660-1760 (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007) Central Z325.MC51
Kevin Dunn, Pretexts of Authority: The Rhetoric of Authorship in the Renaissance Preface (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1994) Central PR428.P67 DW97
Kevin Pask, The Emergence of the English Author: Scripting the Life of the Poet in Early Modern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996) Central PR103.P866