Sir Joseph Banks and the Medieval Icelandic Saga

In this article, our social media editor Matt Firth looks at the career of Joseph Banks (1743-1820), and the collection of Icelandic texts he left the British Library… For Australians, Joseph Banks (1743-1820) is a familiar name from our colonial history. In fact, I suspect that for most of us, setting aside James Cook, his... Continue Reading →

Call for Papers Volume 6

It's a week of exciting developments here at Cerae, as we're now accepting submissions for volume 6. Please email editorcerae@gmail.com with papers on the fascinating theme of Landscapes and everything that that can mean! Please note that Cerae has an open CFP policy, and non-themed articles will be accepted for consideration year-round Submission guidelines can... Continue Reading →

Aphra Behn: Cultural Translator and Editorial Intermediary

Here Dr. Jocelyn Hargrave of Monash University shares with us a fascinating insight into the connections between academia and publishing, and how working in both fields has informed her research.  Her article "Aphra Behn: Cultural Translator and Editorial Intermediary" has just been published in Volume 4 of Cerae Journal. Editing, specifically, and making books, more... Continue Reading →

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 →

Second Call for Papers – Urban Culture and Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: c. 1100-1600

Urban Culture and Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: c.1100-1600 Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand 30-31 January, 2014 This conference will focus on the textual traditions of the urban world: the literature of all kinds produced in the urban context, from chronicles to song, illumination to speech acts. Its main theme is... Continue Reading →

Call for Papers – Children’s Literature, Childhood Death, and the Emotions 1500-1800

The University of Western Australia 5-6 December, 2013 Conference Website Confirmed plenary speakers from the Children’s Literature Unit in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University, UK: Kate Chedgzoy, Professor of Renaissance Literature and Head of School Matthew Grenby, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies Kimberley Reynolds, Professor of Children’s Literature Proposals are invited... Continue Reading →

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