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  • 6 Aug 2020
    Angela Wright, Dale Townshend

    Editorial Reflections: The Cambridge History of the Gothic, Volumes I and II

    The invitation that we received to conceptualise and edit the multi-volume The Cambridge History of the Gothic in 2015 was both exciting and daunting: exciting insofar as it provided a unique and privileged opportunity to make crucial, field-defining interventions in the realm of Gothic Studies, yet daunting since, all practical and logistical considerations aside, we […]

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  • 14 Jun 2018
    Conor Carville

    Samuel Beckett and the Visual Arts

    The magnificent collection of Samuel Beckett’s manuscripts, notebooks, letters and other material held here at Reading was fundamental to the research for my new book Samuel Beckett and the Visual Arts, which has just come out from Cambridge University Press. To take one example, I vividly remember, early on, calling up a tattered old jotter. […]

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  • 26 Aug 2016
    Stuart Sillars

    Stuart Sillars on the Visual in Shakespeare

    Stuart Sillars, author of Shakespeare and the Visual Imagination, examines how concepts in visual art are portrayed in Shakespeare’s plays and poetry, from the Reclining Venus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the emblematic depiction of Lavinia in Titus Andronicus. You can also find out more about Stuart Sillars’ books on his collection page.

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  • 26 Apr 2010

    Ravenna in Context: Where Kings and Emperors Once Lived

    In Ravenna in Late Antiquity, Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis looks at one of the most important cities of late antique Europe over the course of 350 years – tracing its expansion as well as its artistic growth. Many remarkable works of art and architecture from this late ancient world still survive today. With this weekend's Wall Street Journal, scholar Stuart Ferguson puts the unique legacy of Ravenna in context – and calls Ravenna in Late Antiquity "fascinating and dense" - "both a narrative history of the city's ruling elites and a survey of its architectural and artistic treasures. . . . [treasures] worth pausing over."

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  • 11 Mar 2010

    McSweeney’s Open Letter to Cambridge University Press, Regarding Odor

    Just stumbled across McSweeney’s Open Letter to Cambridge University Press, Regarding Odor. For the uninitiated, these are usually letters addressed “To People Or Entities Who Are Unlikely Respond.” Well, Benjamin, we love you starving college students and we can take a hint. Apologies for the offense to your olfaction… hope the exam went well regardless!

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