Metaphor and Meaning

With the publication of volume 4, 'Influence and Appropriation', we've asked our fantastic contributors to write a blog post about their work.  First up is Jenny Smith, whose paper explores the influential power of metaphor in early modern literature.  Her article can be found here: Necessary Abuse: the Mirror as Metaphor in the Sixteenth Century... Continue Reading →

Listening to the Gaoler’s Daughter

From whence come ideas? Kendra Leonard explores the origins of her new article (now live on the Cerae website) in this guest blog. My article about song and meaning in The Two Noble Kinsmen came about through my already-existing research interest in Shakespeare and music and a symposium held on Two Noble Kinsmen organized by my... Continue Reading →

Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Renaissance

  Behind every great book likes a great culture. In her new article (now live on the Cerae website), Lisa Tagliaferri explores the intricate relationship between text and translation in the Renaissance. Translation is a careful act of negotiation across not only language but culture, which becomes even more pronounced when we approach historical documents... Continue Reading →

Ulrike Draesner’s Nibelungen . Heimsuchung – Book Launch

How has the Nibelungenlied inspired modern poet Ulrike Draesner's new book? Stephanie Hathaway attended the book launch this November.  Tuesday evening, New College, Oxford hosted the book launch for Ulrike Draesner’s latest volume of poetry: Nibelungen . Heimsuchung. The event was organized by Professor Karen Leeder and Mediating Modern Poetry, and attended by students and... Continue Reading →

Sight and the body in Anglo-Saxon law & society

What was it about eye wounds that so fascinated writers and illustrators in late Anglo-Saxon England? Matthew Firth explores this in the companion blog to his new article 'Allegories of Sight: Blinding and Power in Late Anglo-Saxon England'. There are few images in medieval art as well known, or as well debated, as the depiction... Continue Reading →

John Lyly’s ‘Anatomy of Wit’ as an Example of Early Modern Psychological Fiction

Adele Kudish relates her first encounter with John Lyly's Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit in a blog post accompanying her new article in Ceræ: Volume 3. I first discovered John Lyly while writing my dissertation on what I call “proto-psychological fiction” or “analytical fiction” in Early Modern European prose. Proto-psychological fiction is a sub-genre in which analysis—self-questioning,... Continue Reading →

Carry On Doctor: Early Modernism in Doctor Who

Marcus Harmes, the new General Editor for Ceræ Volume 3, explores the early modernism of the recent Doctor Who episode, The Woman Who Lived. In a recent Doctor Who adventure The Woman Who Lived (broadcast on Australian television in October 2015) the Doctor made another trip to early modern England. It was another visit as this fictional time traveller... Continue Reading →

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