The Early Modern Commons

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Luther's Faculty Research Symposium is Coming Up!

27 October 2014

Are you interested in sleep? Are you interested in what happens when a doctor falls asleep in 1605, and somehow magically ends up preaching a sermon for an hour and a half--with witnesses?...

Teaching with Lingfish

14 August 2014

One of the joys (and difficulties) of teaching students about the early modern period is that there are so many subtle differences between 1600 and 2014. In Shakespeare's time, spelling...

What I did on my summer vacation (and, um, my spring semester!)

2 August 2014

After a couple of months of focusing on research and teaching, I'm excited to surface and share what I've been up to. On campus in the spring, apart from developing two new classes...

Happy Twelfth Night!

5 January 2014

There was a great social media post earlier today: "Because it's Twelfth Night, Nature has decided to become the Lord of Misrule." (Hence the -60 windchills tomorrow, etc.) And that...