Publications and Research

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Summer 2012


Bookshops and the spaces occupied by the early modern book trade have received attention as social environments. This study of the early publication history of Christopher Marlowe's poems -- Hero and Leander, his translation of Lucan, as well as the lyric now known as "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love" -- shows that, the bookshops may also turn out to be agents shaping the fate of books, authors, and literary afterlives. Shifting our emphasis from the individual bookseller to the networks of a plurality of human agents and environments allows us to consider the intersections of various commercial and noncommercial factors in literary production and literary authorship.



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