How do we understand the popular in the period? How is it constructed and represented in Renaissance texts? What writers, styles or forms were deemed popular? Can we broaden the popular beyond its application to Shakespeare? How does our own contemporary popular – and increasingly online – culture shape interpretations of Renaissance texts? In posing such questions, this symposium seeks to reflect on the historical formations of popular culture, as well as on the reception of Renaissance texts across different media forms. It will also consider how interdisciplinary approaches to Renaissance culture might enhance research and teaching in the field.
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