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 Sir Joseph Banks and the Medieval Icelandic Saga

Rudolf II and the Material Culture of the Holy Roman Empire

How did an emperor's interest in collecting art connect with representations of his cultural and imperial legacy? In her new article (now live on the Cerae website), Miranda Lee Elston explores Rudolf II's fascination with the religious works of Albrecht Dürer – she introduces her article, and her research more widely, for us here… I am a Ph.D. … Continue reading Rudolf II and the Material Culture of the Holy Roman Empire

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 Call for Papers Volume 6

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 Aphra Behn: Cultural Translator and Editorial Intermediary

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 Metaphor and Meaning

Volume 5: Call for Papers – ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’

VOLUME 5: CALL FOR PAPERS 'Representations and Recollections of Empire' Cerae invites essay submissions on the theme of ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’. In its broadest sense, empire as a term is used to describe a state or cluster of lands and states ruled by a monarch or emperor. With its implications of wide and … Continue reading Volume 5: Call for Papers – ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’

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

Call for Papers – Urban Culture and Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Thursday 30 January 2014 - Friday 31 January 2014  Massey University, Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand  Conference Website 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 notions of ‘urbanity’. … Continue reading Call for Papers – Urban Culture and Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

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