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Author of first English novel kept it hidden for ten years – here's why

A dense work of early English prose, strewn throughout with serious and teasing marginalia from its author, might not be the most likely candidate for stage adaptation – but this project has just been undertaken by a team of artists and academics in Sheffield. William Baldwin’s "Beware the Cat", written in 1553, will be performed in September as part of the university’s 2018 Festival of the Mind.

Rachel Stenner and Frances Babbage discuss Baldwin's unique text.

New documents reveal Servetus’s life as a student and teacher in Spain

Miguel González Ancín & Otis Towns discuss thirteen documents they discovered that shed light on Servetus's early life.

Forbidden Protestant Books in Tudor Cambridge

Jonathan Reimer is SRS Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-18. Here, he discusses the circulation of forbidden books in Tudor Cambridge.

Perfume and Gunpowder Podcast

Podcast of "Perfume and GunPowder: the Poetry of John Donne", Professor Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's SRS 50th Anniversary Lecture, held at the National Library of Ireland in Dublin on 13th September 2017.

Zibellini as Animal-Made-Objects

 


This blog post was written by Nicole Mennell, PhD candidate at the University of Sussex. It originally appeared on Sussex's Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies' website.

 

 

The Life and Adventures of Meredith Hanmer, Anglican Divine

As Angela Andreani's two year project investigating the “life and adventures” of Meredith Hanmer comes to a close, she shares some of the highlights of her research with us…

Beyond Academia

Maria Kirk discusses the interpretation and dissemination of research outside academia.

Private Prayer: the Common Man’s Creative Writing?

Ceri Sullivan discusses the experimental and dramatic aspects of private prayer in early modern English culture.

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