New Book Series on Material Readings in Early Modern Culture, 1400-1700

Ashgate is pleased to announce an exciting new series that invites proposals that consider the material forms of early modern writing.

The editors particularly welcome projects that combine archival research with an attention to the theoretical models that illuminate the reading, writing, and making of texts; the editors also welcome projects that take innovative approaches to the study of material texts, both in terms the kinds of primary materials under investigation, and in terms of methodologies.

What are the questions that have yet be to asked about writing in its various possible embodied forms?

Are there varieties of materiality that are critically neglected?

How does form mediate and negotiate content?

For more information, please contact series editors James Daybell ( and Adam Smyth (, and Ashgate editor Erika Gaffney (


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