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Practices of Ephemera in Early Modern England

Richardson, Catherine and Davies, Callan and Lilley, Hannah, eds. (2023) Practices of Ephemera in Early Modern England. Routledge ISBN 978-0-367-52836-2. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:103334)

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Abstract

This collection is the first to historicise the term ephemera and its meanings for early modern England and considers its relationship to time, matter, and place. It asks: how do we conceive of ephemera in a period before it was routinely employed (from the eighteenth century) to describe ostensibly disposable print? In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries—when objects and texts were rapidly proliferating—the term began to acquire its modern association with transitoriness. But contributors to this volume show how ephemera was also integrally related to wider social and cultural ecosystems. Chapters explore those ecosystems and think about the papers and artefacts that shaped homes, streets, and cities or towns and their attendant preservation, loss, or transformation. The studies here therefore look beyond static records to think about moments of process and transmutation and accordingly get closer to early modern experiences, identities, and practices.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Visual Arts
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of English
Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council (https://ror.org/0505m1554)
Depositing User: Catherine Richardson
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2023 12:00 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2023 12:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/103334 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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