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Du Bartas’ Visit to England and Scotland in 1587
(Oxford University Press, 2012-10-19)
Verba vana: empty words in Ricardian London
(Queen Mary University of London, 2012-08)
Verba Vana, or ‘empty words’, are named as among the defining features of London by a late fourteenth-century Anglo-Latin poem which itemises the properties of seven English cities. This thesis examines the implications ...
Reducing these loose papers into this order: A Bibliographical Sociology of The Principall Navigations (1589)
(Queen Mary University of London, 2012-09)
This thesis takes the first edition of Principall Navigations, Voiages and Discoveries of the English Nation (1589) as its focus. A significant, sixteenth-century printed text and Richard Hakluyt’s major work, it is familiar ...
Word versus honor: The case of Françoise de Rohan vs. Jacques de Savoie
This paper examines one of the most notorious scandals of sixteenth-century France. In 1557, Françoise de Rohan, a lady-in-waiting to Catherine de Medici, launched a legal battle to get the duke of Nemours, Jacques de ...
'An author in form': Women writers, print publication, and Elizabeth Montagu's Dialogues of the Dead
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)
Eighteenth-century women writers repeatedly expressed resistance to the public exposure of print publication. The first publication of the bluestocking intellectual Elizabeth Montagu, three satirical dialogues included in ...
'The Darling of the Temple-Coffee-House Club’: Science, Sociability and Satire in Early Eighteenth-Century London
(Blackwell Publishing, 2012)
This article explores the relationship between metropolitan sociability and the production of natural knowledge in early eighteenth-century London. It considers three discursive sites where the intellectual and sociable ...