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    Nov

    2019

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    Shakespeare ‘sans frontières’

    In a lecture given in 1978 the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges observed that nations tend to choose authors to represent them that do not resemble their national character, citing, as a striking example,...

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  • 18
    Oct

    2019

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    Open Access and the Humanities

    Open access (OA) – the idea that digital copies of peer-reviewed research should be available to readers without them having to pay, while also giving readers greater re-use rights – is not going...

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  • 18
    Oct

    2019

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    What is Restoration poetry?

    What does the term ‘Restoration poetry’ bring to mind? The earl of Rochester’s scurrilous lyrics? Political satire, such as Dryden’s Annus Mirabilis, Absalom and Achitophel, or The Hind and the...

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    Oct

    2019

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    The Afterlife of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

    Lovers swoon at Shakespeare’s Sonnets – or so we’re told. That’s why lists proliferate of ‘Shakespeare’s Most Romantic Sonnets’, and why Valentine’s Day produces so many novelty pink-and-red...

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  • 26
    Sep

    2019

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    Professor Emma Smith, series editor of Shakespeare...

    Shakespeare and War – the topic for Shakespeare Survey 72 – is nothing if not wide-ranging. From the significance of Tom Hiddleston’s unfeasibly tight armour in Thea Sharrock’s 2012 film of Henry...

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  • 23
    Sep

    2019

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    The Commodification of Identity in Victorian...

    Scholars of the Victorian period have often written of it as a golden age of autobiography, notable for the remarkable proliferation of life writing at and after mid-century. In 1850 Leigh Hunt published...

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    Sep

    2019

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    Entertaining the Royals

    Why should one mind performances at court in Shakespeare’s time? Do we really need a book on the subject? So much has been written about the Elizabethan theatre industry’s connection with the public...

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    Sep

    2019

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    Thomas Hardy and the Creative Process

    Thomas Hardy fully understood, from early on in his career, that the production of a novel, or short story, took place both in the realm of artistic creation and in the literary marketplace.  He eventually...

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