By Travis DeCook,Alan Galey
Why do Shakespeare and the English Bible appear to have an inherent courting with one another? How have those enormous traditions within the historical past of the publication functioned as at the same time reinforcing assets of cultural authority? How do fabric books and similar examining 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 position of textual materiality within the development of cultural authority. Departing from traditional resource research, it questions the usually naturalized hyperlinks among the Shakespearean and biblical corpora, studying in its place the traditionally contingent methods those hyperlinks were cast. the quantity brings jointly best students in Shakespeare, booklet historical past, 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 issues corresponding to cultural authority, pedagogy, secularism, textual scholarship, and the materiality of texts. protecting an old span from Shakespeare’s post-Reformation period to present-day Northern eire, the quantity uncovers how Shakespeare and the Bible’s intertwined histories light up the long-lasting tensions among materiality and transcendence within the historical past of the book.
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