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 →

Seeing the Greats at the AGNSW

Sybil M. Jack, former Dean of Arts at Sydney University, offers us an insider's view into the Art Gallery New South Wales' new exhibition on masterpieces of art from the National Galleries of Scotland. Those of us who have the advantage of visiting Edinburgh from time to time and so can visit its galleries may have seen... Continue Reading →

Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality MOOC

In this guest post from Dr. Stephanie Hathaway at the University of Oxford we get an insider's perspective on the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 'Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality', timed to coincide with the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.  The 25th of October last week marked the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, when Henry... Continue Reading →

Uncovering Manly Eunuchs in the Byzantine Empire

Could a eunuch be considered "manly" in the early Byzantine Empire? This is the question Michael Stewart has set out to answer in the fourth article for Volume 2 titled "The Andreios Eunuch-Commander Narses: Sign of a Decoupling of Martial Virtues and Masculinity in the Early Byzantine Empire?" In this guest post, Michael sheds some light... Continue Reading →

The Merchant of Venice and the Sublime

We are delighted to publish our next article for Volume 2. The article is by Kathrin Bartha (Freie University Berlin) and is an attempt to apply the basic principles of the aesthetic discourse on the sublime, beautiful and grotesque to William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. In this guest blog post, Kathrin explains what happened... Continue Reading →

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