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Black Shakespeare: Reading and Misreading Race
Our knowledge of Shakespeare in English-speaking countries has been shaped mostly by classroom instruction and to a much lesser extent by a few breakthrough films and live theater performances. His resulting reputation has remained stable for the last two…
Small Things in the Eighteenth Century
When we first started to think about small things, we found we couldn’t stop. Small things had always been there of course, but it was hard to stop thinking about them once we got started. It was, to be honest, surprising and felt just on the edge o…
Ruminating on Ruin: The Renaissance Kinship between Memory and Mortality
It seems to be a contemporary truism that remembrance provides a comforting analgesic, if not a restorative, for the pain of loss. We seek refuge in the playground of memories to escape death’s increasing encroachments. In the early modern period, h…
Cambridge book wins World Fantasy Award
Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction by Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn has been named the winner of the Professional…
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