Chapter

The Making of Writing in Renaissance England: Re-thinking Authorship Through Collaboration

Alan Stewart

in Renaissance Transformations

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638734
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651573 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.003.0006
The Making of Writing in Renaissance England: Re-thinking Authorship Through Collaboration

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter presents a different view of how writing was created, where a group of friends, scribes, secretaries, and friends not only advised, researched, and copied out the written works, but also wrote them. The discussion centres on Francis Bacon's household and his own drafting of the Earl of Essex's writing during his early years. The chapter proposes that Bacon used the same process with his own work, which was created from a collaborative process.

Keywords: writing; collaboration; Francis Bacon; Earl of Essex

Chapter.  7181 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.