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  • 23 Mar 2021
    Katherine Ibbett, Kristine Steenbergh

    Practicing Compassion – From Plague to Pandemic

    Photo By: Al Bello/Getty Images.

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  • 25 Feb 2021
    Ayanna Thompson

    The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race

    To coincide with the publication of The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Race, we talked to some of the contributors of the volume. We asked them what they hope students and teachers would gain from their chapter, and where they hope the field will go in the future. Read on for their responses… Scott Newstok, […]

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  • 17 Feb 2021
    Alanna Skuse

    Surgery and Selfhood in Early Modern England

    In 1686, John Moyle published a guidebook for young surgeons working in the navy. Before a battle, he advised, they should set up their stations ready to perform amputations. They’d need a barrel to store implements such as their bone saw and knives, and another container in which to keep the disembodied limbs ‘until there […]

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  • 18 Oct 2019
    Gillian Wright

    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 Panther? How about John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Abraham Cowley’s philosophical essays, or Katherine Philips’s Dublin poetry? All widely recognised as major seventeenth-century poets, Milton, Cowley, […]

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  • 24 May 2019
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    Peter Remien

    Writing the Economy of Nature

    The concepts of ecology and political economy did not exist in the seventeenth century. Political economy would not formally develop until the eighteenth century when writers like Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, and David Ricardo came to theorize the set of ideas that we now recognize as belonging to “the economy.” Likewise, ecology wasn’t identified as […]

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  • 1 Nov 2017
    Ewan Fernie

    Shakespeare for Freedom Interview

    This interview with Kiernan Ryan and Ewan Fernie, author of Shakespeare for Freedom, was recorded at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust on 10th May 2017.

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