Featuring twelve original essays by leading Beckett scholars and media theorists, this book provides the first sustained examination of the relationship between Beckett and media technologies. The chapters analyse the rich variety of technical objects, semiotic arrangements, communication processes and forms of data processing that Beckett’s work so uniquely engages with, as well as those that – in historically changing configurations – determine the continuing performance, the audience reception, and the scholarly study of this work. Greatly enlarging the scope of earlier discussions, the book draws on a variety of innovative theoretical approaches, such as media archaeology, in order to discuss Beckett’s intermedial oeuvre. As such it engages with Beckett as a media artist and examine the way his engagement with media technologies continues to speak to our cultural situation.
Manchester University Press
The Manchester Spenser is a monograph and text series devoted to historical and textual approaches to Edmund Spenser – to his life, times, places, works, and contemporaries.
A growing body of work in Spenser and Renaissance studies, fresh with confidence and curiosity and based on solid historical research, is being written in response to a general sense that our ability to interpret texts is becoming limited without the excavation of further knowledge. So the importance of research in nearby disciplines is quickly being recognised, and interest renewed: history, archaeology, religious or theological history, book history, translation, lexicography, commentary, and glossary – these require treatment for and by students of Spenser.
The Manchester Spenser, to feed, foster, and build on these refreshed attitudes, aims to publish reference tools, critical, historical, biographical, and archaeological monographs on or related to Spenser, from several disciplines, and to publish editions of primary sources and classroom texts of a more wide-ranging scope.
The Manchester Spenser consists of work with stamina, high standards of scholarship and research, adroit handling of evidence, rigour of argument, exposition, and documentation.
The series will encourage and assist research into, and develop the readership of, one of the richest and most complex writers of the early modern period.
General Editors Joshua Reid, Kathryn Walls, and Tamsin Badcoe
Editorial Board Sukanta Chaudhuri, Helen Cooper, Thomas Herron, J. B. Lethbridge, James Nohrnberg, and Brian Vickers
Literary and visual Ralegh (ed.)
Edmund Spenser and the romance of space
The early Spenser, 1554–80: ‘Minde on honour fixed’
The art of ‘The Faerie Queene’
A concordance to the rhymes of ‘The Faerie Queene’ and
A supplement of the Faery Queene: By Ralph Knevet , and (eds)
English literary afterlives: Greene, Sidney, Donne and the evolution of posthumous fame
A Companion to Pastoral Poetry of the English Renaissance
Pastoral poetry of the English Renaissance: An anthology (ed.)
Spenserian allegory and Elizabethan biblical exegesis: A context for ‘The Faerie Queene’
Monsters and the poetic imagination in ‘The Faerie Queene’: ‘Most ugly shapes and horrible aspects’
Celebrating Mutabilitie: Essays on Edmund Spenser’s ‘Mutabilitie Cantos’ (ed.)
Spenserian satire: A tradition of indirection
Castles and colonists: An archaeology of Elizabethan Ireland
Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive opposites (ed.)
Dublin: Renaissance city of literature and (eds)
‘A Fig for Fortune’ by Anthony Copley: A Catholic response to ‘The Faerie Queene’
Spenser and Virgil: The pastoral poems
The Burley manuscript (ed.)
Renaissance psychologies: Spenser and Shakespeare
Spenser and Donne: Thinking poets (ed.)
European erotic romance: Philhellene Protestantism, Renaissance translation and English literary politics
Rereading Chaucer and Spenser: Dan Geffrey with the New Poete , , and (eds)
God’s only daughter: Spenser’s Una as the invisible Church
William Shakespeare and John Donne: Stages of the soul in early modern English poetry
Faith, folly, and The Faerie Queene
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First published 2020
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Front cover: from Una and the Red Cross Knight and Other Tales from Spenser’s Faery Queene, by N. G. Royde-Smith (1905), illustrated by T. H. Robinson