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 Associate 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:
- Cook, Megan. The Poet and the Antiquaries: Chaucerian Scholarship and the Rise of Literary History 1532-1635. 2019.
- Cook worked on this project as a Folger short-term fellow in 2015-16.
- Eggert, Katherine. 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.
- Heffernan, Megan. Making the Miscellany: Poetry, Print, and the History of the Book in Early Modern England. 2021.
- Heffernan worked on the project as a Mowat Mellon long-term fellow in 2016-17.
- Gurnis, Musa. Mixed Faith and Shared Feeling: Theater in Post-Reformation London. 2018.
- Gurnis worked on this project as a Folger short-term fellow in 2014-15.
- Fulton, Thomas. The Book of Books: Biblical Interpretation, Literary Culture, and the Political Imagination from Erasmus to Milton. 2020.
- Fulton worked on this project as a 2015-2016 NEH Long-term Fellow.
- Lesser, Zachary. Ghosts, Holes, Rips and Scrapes: Shakespeare in 1619, Bibliography in the Longue Durée. 2021.
- Lesser was a speaker at a spring 2016 symposium on "Shakespeare's Theatrical Documents."
- Lupić, Ivan. Subjects of Advice: Drama and Counsel from More to Shakespeare. 2019.
- Lupić worked on the project as a short-term fellow at the Folger in 2015-16.
- Newman, Karen 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.
- Poole, Kristen and Owen Williams, eds., Early Modern Histories of Time: The Periodizations of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England. 2019.
- Poole and Williams co-organized a fall 2015 Folger Institute symposium.
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.