Medieval into Renaissance – Essays for Helen Cooper

Published this month: Medieval into Renaissance – Essays for Helen Cooper.  A festschrift for Professor Helen Cooper, former Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English. The collection builds on and responds to the work of  Professor Cooper, exploring the connections and intersections between medieval and renaissance literature. Edited by Andrew King & Matthew Woodcock Includes an essay by Dr […]

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Dr Edward Wilson-Lee Publishes New book: Shakespeare in Swahililand

Dr Edward Wilson-Lee’s new book Shakespeare in Swahililand is published on 10 March with HarperCollins.  The launch party takes place at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, also on 10 March.  Shakespeare in Swahililand is the story of a search across eastern and central Africa to recover the extraordinary and unknown story of the part played by Shakespeare’s works in […]

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Professor John Kerrigan Publishes New Book: ‘Shakespeare’s Binding Language’

Professor John Kerrigan’s new book Shakespeare’s Binding Language will be published this month with Oxford University Press. The work, a state-of-the-art intervention into Shakespeare studies, offers a transformative account of a large number of Shakespeare’s plays. Making interdisciplinary use of historical, legal, and religious sources, Shakespeare’s Binding Language engages with new ideas about performance and ‘performativity’. “a massive, complicated and brilliant interpretation […]

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The Silent Morning: Culture and Memory after the Armistice

Drs Trudi Tate and Kate Kennedy publish a new edited collection of essays looking at the legacy of the First World War through the lens of the creative arts. As a specialist in the literature of conflict, Dr Tate explores the ways in which writers expressed the impact of trauma on families – and child rearing […]

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