Introducing the Cambridge Elements in Digital Literary Studies

Welcome to the Cambridge Elements in Digital Literary Studies series. This series defines and expands the elements of digital literary studies through a series of short exemplary texts.…


Why are we launching Higher Education from Cambridge University Press?

Higher Education from Cambridge University Press is our new online textbook website, launched in August 2020. In recent months Cambridge University Press has introduced a new set of strategies to support changing teaching and learning needs as higher education institutions prepare for a more digitally driven future in the wake of pandemic.…


The pitfalls of video calls (and how to avoid them like a pro)

Let’s face it – stepping (sitting) in front of a camera has become a staple component of working from home during the global pandemic.…


Always Connect

“Always Connect” seems more fundamental than “Always Historicize,” at least for the long eighteenth century (pace Jameson and Foucault). People characterized themselves and others through their multiple relations and positions relative to each other, as master-servant, master-slave, patron-client, parent-child, sister, brother, friend, daughter, feme sole or wife.…


Lecturing in Lockdown: advice from our Higher Education Panel

Many of us are discovering that working at home for a long stretch can be difficult. Staying productive and motivated is a challenge, and it is not always easy to find a routine to keep things running smoothly.…


Orlando Project: Special Access for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month begins on 1 March 2020 and in recognition the Orlando textbase will be freely accessible without subscription for the entire month.…


Catholic Fasting Literature in a Context of Body Hatred: A Feminist Critique

The patterns we witness across Catholic fasting literature establish how to fast (rationally eschew one’s socialized body hatred to abstain from food for God alone), who can fast (anyone who purely wills it, abjuring the influence of body hatred), and what results from fasting (spiritual growth and not anything associated with body hatred).


The Long Lives of Old Books

In 1584 Edmund Roberts had just a few months to live. A devout Christian, the book of hours that he used every day to guide his prayers was old and worn, with extra texts crammed into spaces that had originally been left blank.…