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Introduction

Donald Ostrowski (ed.)

in Who Wrote That?: Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749704
eISBN:
9781501749728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749704.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter provides an introduction to authorship controversies. It draws attention to the arguments and methods in various fields of historical study that have been used to deal with issues of ... More


Afterword: Lessons Learned

Donald Ostrowski (ed.)

in Who Wrote That?: Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749704
eISBN:
9781501749728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749704.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter summarizes the findings on authorship controversies. It highlights the extent to which false or not genuine attributions without intent to deceive has been made or claimed. It also ... More


Lost Episodes from Public Literary Culture

Nancy Glazener

in Literature in the Making: A History of U.S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199390137
eISBN:
9780199390151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390137.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter follows the thread of Shakespeare studies into some surprising places, offering four case studies of Shakespeare-related failures or dead ends in public literary culture. These examples ... More


Who Wrote Shakespeare?

Donald Ostrowski (ed.)

in Who Wrote That?: Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749704
eISBN:
9781501749728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749704.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter concentrates on the Shakespeare authorship controversy. It examines the correlation between the literary persona that is the author of the Shakespearean corpus with the historical ... More


Decoding

Emma Smith

in Shakespeare's First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198754367
eISBN:
9780191844416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754367.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

From the first ‘modern’ edition of Shakespeare’s plays by Nicholas Rowe in 1709, questions about the status and provenance of the First Folio text have dominated the editorial debate. Many editors, ... More


Shakespeare & Whitman

Gary Schmidgall

in Containing Multitudes: Walt Whitman and the British Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199374410
eISBN:
9780199374434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199374410.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter begins with the question of Shakespearean authorship, much discussed in Whitman’s circle, then moves on to assess Whitman’s contradictory love-hate relationship with Shakespeare’s work. ... More


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