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 Carry On Doctor: Early Modernism in Doctor Who

A most strange witch pamphlet: A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a VVitch (1643)

In this guest post from Sheilagh O'Brien, we learn a little more about where she discovered the interest and insight for her recent article on the Witch of Newbury, now fresh off the press on the Cerae website! My interest in the Witch of Newbury came about in the early stages of researching my doctoral thesis on … Continue reading A most strange witch pamphlet: A Most Certain, Strange, and True Discovery of a VVitch (1643)

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 Agincourt 1415: Myth and Reality MOOC

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 Uncovering Manly Eunuchs in the Byzantine Empire

The Sound of William Barnes’s Dialect Poems: Review

As an online, open-access journal, Cerae seeks to publish and support research which makes use of innovative multimedia components such as video or audio. (We are, in fact, excited to announce that we will shortly be publishing our first multi-media article in the coming months — stay tuned!) As such, we want to take an opportunity … Continue reading The Sound of William Barnes’s Dialect Poems: Review

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 The Merchant of Venice and the Sublime

Report on the ANZAMEMS 2015 Conference

Conferences can pass in a blur even though they also involve periods of sustained concentration while listening to papers in sessions. So it was for me at ANZAMEMS 2015 at the University of Queensland, which was an experience crammed into one day, the Friday of the conference, the day I delivered my paper and the … Continue reading Report on the ANZAMEMS 2015 Conference

In Search of Early Modern Disgust

We've just published the second article in our rolling release of Volume 2. The piece is by Richard Firth-Godbehere (Queen Mary University of London) and considers how Thomas Wright’s 1604 work, The Passions of the Minde in Generall, might have fitted into his overall mission as an English Catholic preacher, particularly when read via Wright’s … Continue reading In Search of Early Modern Disgust

‘Nonsence is Rebellion’: John Taylor’s ‘Nonsence upon Sence, or Sence, upon Nonsence’ (1651-1654) and the English Civil War

You may know that we've moved to a rolling release format and have just published the first article for the volume. The piece is by Emily Cock (University of Adelaide) and examines the political content of John Taylor’s Nonsence upon Sence, or Sence Upon Nonsence: Chuse you either, or neither (1651–1654), challenging the customary dismissal … Continue reading ‘Nonsence is Rebellion’: John Taylor’s ‘Nonsence upon Sence, or Sence, upon Nonsence’ (1651-1654) and the English Civil War