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On Juliet, matrons, and apostrophe

“Gallop apace, you fiery-footed steeds, / Toward Phoebus’ lodging; such a waggoner / As Phaeton would whip you to the west, / And bring in cloudy night immediately.” (R&J, 3.2.1-4) I spent the past week working through Juliet’s...
From: Thinking in Arden on 19 Dec 2020

Cicero and the American Revolution

Despite Cicero’s significant reputation and widespread readership, little scholarship has focused upon Cicero’s reputation and oratorical practices’ influence upon the Founding Generation. Once Cicero... The post Cicero and the American...

January 21

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (January 21, 1769). “RUN away from his Master … a well-set Negro Manm Slave, named Isaac.” By the time the January 21, 1769, edition of the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 21 Jan 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages & Renaissance

Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance December 1, 2018The 26th Biennial Conference of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program of Barnard CollegePlenary Speakers: Lorna Hutson (University...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 1 Dec 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: 'Locating the Ancient World in Early Modern Subversive Thought'

Newcastle University, 12th-14th April 2018Dichotomies have long been used to define the intellectual developments of early modern Europe - reason and faith; authority and subversion; science and humanism; radicalism and tradition; heterodoxy and orthodoxy...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 12 Apr 2018

Scientific Prose in EEBO-TCP

Last September, LDNA researcher Iona Hine presented some work with TCP metadata at DRHA’s dataAche conference. In this guest post, DRHA co-panellist Alan Hogarth (pictured) examines the fruits of his own labour with EEBO-TCP. Alan was responsible...
From: Linguistic DNA on 21 Mar 2018

Performing words #5: matter

what’s the matter? This post follows up some of the points raised by Andy in his discussion of “story” and early modern theatre as part of his Performing Words series. Here, I suggest that the term “matter” might afford a...
From: Before Shakespeare on 14 Mar 2018

Erasmus on the Arts in Luther’s Reformation: A Tragedy

By Kirk Essary, The University of Western Australia The arts had affective import for Erasmus on multiple levels. The emotions themselves are described by the Dutch humanist in categories derived from the ars rhetorica, and according to the genres of...
From: Histories of Emotion on 10 Nov 2017

Erotema – A Conference on Rhetoric and Literature

Karlstad University, Sweden, 14–16 September 2017Rhetoric, literature – what’s the difference? For hundreds of years, no one bothered to ask – literature was simply seen as a species of rhetoric. The two subjects were taught as...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 14 Sep 2017

‘Ecosexual Bathhouse’ and The Parliament of Fowls: Part One

By Clare Davidson, The University of Western Australia The circular lip ran down the length of my finger, leaving it hygienically sealed in white latex. I sidled up to the orchid – its internal organs, lips and stigma on vulgar display – and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 28 Apr 2017

The White-Washed Past (and What We Can Do About It)

Portrait of Jane Austen, half length, seated on chair, head directed to left; wearing frilled cap and fichu; vignette; in oval; after C Austen. 1870. © The Trustees of the British Museum.By Olivia Murphy (The University of Sydney) For those interested...
From: Histories of Emotion on 21 Apr 2017

The heart and stomach of a president

As you are more than likely aware, the U.S. presidential election is now only a week away. Some recent articles have address Hillary Clinton’s relationship with Elizabeth Warren. However, I’ve been thinking a bit about Hillary and Elizabeth...
From: RECIRC on 1 Nov 2016

These Walls of Straw of Straw and Paper: Trump, Luther and Political Populism

Image by author.By Martin Laidlaw, The University of Dundee A survey of emotional responses to Donald J. Trump would no doubt produce an interesting array of adjectives. In the postgraduate office of Dundee University, my colleagues offer me terms such...
From: Histories of Emotion on 7 Oct 2016

When is calling yourself a failure a good thing?

Is it alright to brand yourself a failure in some things if you’re prepared to be a winner at others? Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 17 Aug 2016

A Call for Critique

Bree Newsome taking down the Confederate Flag in Columbia, South Carolina. Image attribution: Bree Newsome.By Spencer Jackson, The University of Queensland The Centre for the History of Emotions at The University of Queensland is hosting a series of public...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 May 2016

Happy Birthday, Hugh Blair!

Hugh Blair, minister and rhetorician, was born on April 7, 1718. After his sermons, he is best known for his Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles-Lettres, in which he argued against sophistry (defending a position you don't believe in yourself) and analysed...

This is How My Grandmother Cooks: Manuscript Recipes in the Composition Classroom

This past summer, the relationship between early modern recipes and teaching undergraduates was on everyone’s mind at the “Teaching Early Modern Recipes in the Digital Age” workshop at Attending to Early Modern Women. How could we bring...
From: emroc on 24 Feb 2016

Voyage to the Moon: Rhetoric in singing

John Vanderbank, Caricature of a performance of Handel’s Flavio, featuring Berenstadt on the far right, the soprano Francesca Cuzzoni in the centre and Senesino on the left (early eighteenth century). Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.The study of rhetoric...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 Jan 2016

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