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Cathy Shrank. Writing the Nation in Reformation England, 1530-1580. Oxford University Press, 2004

Publisher’s description:

Writing the Nation in Reformation England is a major re-evaluation of English writing between 1530 and 1580. Studying authors such as Andrew Borde, John Leland, William Thomas, Thomas Smith, and Thomas Wilson, Cathy Shrank highlights the significance of these decades to the formation of English nationhood and examines the impact of the break with Rome on the development of a national language, literary style, and canon. 122 more words


CFP: 'Visual Print Culture in Europe: techniques, genres, imagery and markets in a comparative perspective 1500-1850.'

5-6 December 2015

University of Warwick Palazzo and Conference Centre, Venice

CFP deadline: 1 June 2015

Visual Print Culture in Europe 1500-1850 aims to draw together scholars with a range of disciplinary skills to discuss the methods, representational forms, and distribution of and audience for visual print media in Europe between 1500 and 1850.  197 more words


The Early History of Arabic Printing in Europe

by Maryam Patton

In the middle of the ninth century, Paulus Alvarus complained about Spanish Christian youths who were abandoning Latin for the native Arabic of their new conquerors. 1,295 more words

Think Pieces

Reblog: Arden's Afterlives, parts 1 & 2

Two more posts from me now up at the Brave Spirits blog. This time I look at afterlives of the Ardens’ story. First it happened, then it appeared in legal record, then in a mostly reputable… 208 more words

Early Modern

Constrained Roles

Tutorial Essay Michaelmas (Autumn) 2012

History of the British Isles III: 1330-1550

Were women any more constrained by gender roles than men?

Gender ‘roles’ are not singular or distinct. 2,890 more words


Laughing at History

Yesterday the website The Mary Sue published a post of mine, a short, lighthearted little thing about the malady known as green sickness.

After it was published, I committed the cardinal internet sin of reading the comments. 504 more words

Joseph Loewenstein. Ben Jonson and Possessive Authorship. Cambridge University Press, 2007.

Publisher’s description:

Writing before the institution of copyright, Renaissance authors were not recognized as owning their works. Yet, in an environment in which the written word could be variously marketed by printers or by acting companies, and in which authors could be held uncomfortably responsible for their writings, we can discover complex stirrings of possessiveness among such writers as Bacon, Heywood, Daniel, Shakespeare, Wither, and–most powerfully and interestingly–Ben Jonson. 16 more words