Paul Salzman is a Professor of English Literature who has worked extensively in the areas of early modern (i.e., sixteenth and seventeenth century) literature and Australian literature. He has done considerable practical and theoretical work in the area of scholarly editing, including four Oxford World’s Classics editions and two on-line editions. In the early modern field, he has published on women’s writing, prose fiction, literary and cultural history, and the intersections between literature, society and politics. In the field of Australian literature Paul has published on modern fiction, including two co-written analyses of contemporary Australian fiction co-written with professor Ken Gelder of Melbourne University, and a book on Elizabeth Jolley.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge - UK
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Monash University
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Professorial Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science Australia
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Salzman P, Literature and politics in the 1620s: 'Whisper'd counsells' (2014) [A1]
© Paul Salzman 2014. All rights reserved. Literature and Politics in the 1620s argues that literature during this decade was inextricably linked to politics, whether oppositional ...
© Paul Salzman 2014. All rights reserved. Literature and Politics in the 1620s argues that literature during this decade was inextricably linked to politics, whether oppositional or authoritarian. A wide range of texts are analyzed, from Shakespeare's First Folio to Middleton's A Game At Chess, from romances and poetry to sermons, tracts and newsbooks.
Salzman P, Wynne-Davies M, Mary Wroth and Shakespeare (2014)
© 2015 Taylor & Francis. Over the last twenty five years, scholarship on Early Modern women writers has produced editions and criticisms, both on various groups and individu...
© 2015 Taylor & Francis. Over the last twenty five years, scholarship on Early Modern women writers has produced editions and criticisms, both on various groups and individual authors. The work on Mary Wroth has been particularly impressive at integrating her poetry, prose and drama into the canon. This in turn has led to comparative studies that link Wroth to a number of male and female writers, including of course, William Shakespeare. At the same time no single volume has attempted a comprehensive comparative analysis. This book sets out to explore the ways in which Wroth negotiated the discourses that are embedded in the Shakespearean canon in order to develop an understanding of her oeuvre based, not on influence and imitation, but on difference, originality and innovation.
Wallwork J, Salzman P, Early modern Englishwomen testing ideas (2011)
Early Modern Englishwomen Testing Ideas explores how women in England participated in the considerable intellectual and cultural diversity which characterised the 'late'...
Early Modern Englishwomen Testing Ideas explores how women in England participated in the considerable intellectual and cultural diversity which characterised the 'late' early modern period, from the mid-seventeenth century to the early eighteenth century. This collection looks particularly at early modern women philosophers, playwrights and novelists, and considers how they engaged with ideas and debates over philosophical and scientific ideas, as well as literary innovations. © Jo Wallwork and Paul Salzman 2011. All rights reserved.
Salzman P, Reading Early Modern Women's Writing (2006)
© Paul Salzman 2006. All rights reserved. This book contains an account of writing by women from the mid 16th century through to 1700. It also traces the way a representative samp...
© Paul Salzman 2006. All rights reserved. This book contains an account of writing by women from the mid 16th century through to 1700. It also traces the way a representative sample of that writing was published, circulated in manuscript, read, anthologised, reprinted, and discussed from the time it was produced through to the present day. Salzman's study covers an enormous range of women from all areas of early modern society, and it covers examples of the many and varied genres produced by these women, from plays to prophecies, diaries to poems, autobiographies to philosophy. As well as introducing the wealth of material produced by women in the early modern period, this book examines changing responses to what was written, tracing a history of reception and transmission that amounts to a cultural history of changing taste.
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Salzman PJ, 'Lady Mary Wroth's poetry', The Ashgate Research Companion to the Sidneys, 1500-1700, Ashgate, Farnham, UK 253-268 (2015) [B1]
Salzman P, 'Me and My Shadow: Editing Wroth for the Digital Age', Re-Reading Mary Wroth 183-192 (2015) [B1]
Salzman PJ, 'Henrietta's version: Mary Wroth's 'Love's Victory' in the Nineteenth Century', Material Cultures of Early Modern Women's Writing, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, UK 159-173 (2014) [B1]
Salzman P, 'Love¿s victor y, pastoral, gender, and as you like it', Mary Wroth and Shakespeare 125-136 (2014) [B1]
Salzman P, 'Prose Fiction', A Companion to Early Modern Women's Writing 303-316 (2008)
Salzman P, 'Early modern (Aristocratic) women and textual property', Women, Property, and the Letters of the Law in Early Modern England 282-295 (2004)
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Salzman P, 'Seventeenth-Century Fiction: Text and Transmission', MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW, 112 989-991 (2017)
Salzman P, 'Writing Metamorphosis in the English Renaissance 1550-1700', PARERGON, 32 374-375 (2015)
Salzman P, 'Not Understanding Mary Wroth's Poetry', PARERGON, 29 133-148 (2012) [C1]
Salzman P, 'MaryWroth: The Countess of Montgomery's 'Urania' (Abridged)', PARERGON, 29 329-329 (2012)
Salzman P, 'Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth', PARERGON, 28 225-227 (2011)
Salzman P, 'Anne Clifford: Writing for Oneself, Writing for Others', PARERGON, 27 125-141 (2010)
Salzman P, ''ANNE CLIFFORD'S ANNOTATED COPY OF SIDNEY'S ARCADIA'', NOTES AND QUERIES, 56 554-555 (2009)
Salzman P, 'Genre and women's life writing in early modern England', REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES, 58 717-718 (2007)
Salzman P, 'Romance for sale in early modern England: The rise of prose fiction.', REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES, 57 805-807 (2006)
Salzman P, 'Fictions of authorship in late Elizabethan narratives: Euphues in 'Arcadia'.', REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES, 57 805-807 (2006)
Salzman P, 'Reading popular romance in early modern England', MODERN PHILOLOGY, 100 265-267 (2002)
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Salzman P, 'Anne Clifford's Great Books of Record', EARLY MODERN WOMEN-AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL (2017)