Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare
Jonathan Gil Harris
288 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 illus.
Cloth 2008 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4118-1 | $59.95 | £39.00
Paper 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2146-6 | $24.95 | £16.50
"It is difficult to do justice here to the extraordinarily wide range of critical and theoretical models that Harris draws on, or the ease with which he brings them together. . . . Harris's book is important . . . not only for its fine discussions of individual works but also for setting a yardstick for the work that early modernists might do in this area, and for the form that a 'turn to time' might take."--TLS
Jonathan Gil Harris challenges the way we conventionally understand physical objects. Turning to Renaissance theories of matter, he considers the profound untimeliness of things, focusing particularly on Shakespeare's stage materials.
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