Folger Shakespeare Library and University of Pennsylvania Press

Cooperative Publishing Agreement

In 2015, The Folger Shakespeare Library and the University of Pennsylvania Press established a formal publishing agreement. The press will publish several volumes a year that arise from activities at the Folger Shakespeare Library with a title page notice that the volume is published “in cooperation with Folger Shakespeare Library.” Those with relevant monographs or essay collections emerging from Folger research or programming should bring them to the attention of their contact at the Folger; either of the Folger Institute’s Assistant Directors would be happy to advise: Amanda Herbert (Fellowships) or Owen Williams (Scholarly Programs).

We expect many such volumes to emerge from work substantially shaped by Folger Institute sponsorship—whether as a research fellow or a member of a scholarly program. The topics and methodological approaches can be as broad as those of the collections and research activities of the Folger itself. The agreement is non-exclusive and the editorial review process is overseen entirely by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

A growing list of publications is resulting from this agreement. Titles include:

Katherine Eggert, Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England (2015). Eggert worked on the project as an Andrew W. Mellon long-term fellow at the Folger in 2007-08.
Karen Newman and Jane Tylus, eds., Early Modern Cultures of Translation (2015). Newman and Tylus co-organized a Folger Institute conference on “Early Modern Translation: Theory, History, Practice” in 2011.


Musa Gurnis, “Heterodox Drama: Theater in Post-Reformation London,” a project Gurnis worked on as a Folger short-term fellow in 2014-15.
Kristen Poole and Owen Williams, eds., Periodization and “Early Modern” English Temporalities: Reimagining Chronology through 16th- and 17th-century Habits of Thought. The two co-organized a fall 2015 Folger Institute symposium on “Periodization and its Discontents: Medieval and Early Modern Pathways in Literature.” 

We are proud of the central role that research at the Folger plays in so much influential scholarly writing, and we are delighted to partner with the University of Pennsylvania Press in this important endeavor.