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The Irish were making trouble again, or so it seemed. The year was 1666, and relations between the Irish and the English, only recently becalmed following the close of the tumultuous Cromwellian period, were being roiled by a new crisis, this one having to do with large landowners and…[Read more]
This is a talk with Andy Kesson, Univ. of Roehampton about the theatre before Shakespeare and also about his new grant-funded project on bear baiting and theatre during the early modern period (bear baiting at 25:00): https://youtu.be/RHLuHvkev38.
Raf Van Rooy deposited ‘My big fat Greek wedding’ in Antwerpen, 23 juli 1645: Anna Goos en Balthasar II Moretus Grieks gevierd in the group Renaissance / Early Modern Studies on Humanities Commons 1 month, 3 weeks ago
De Moretussen wisten wat feesten was. Met hun tafels en buiken bourgondisch bol maakten ze er een waar schouwspel van. Ter gelegenheid van het huwelijk van Balthasar II Moretus (1615–1674) met de achttienjarige Anna Goos (1627–1691) kwamen de drukpersen zowaar tot leven! Onder impuls van de Antwerpse jezuïet Jacob de Cater droeg elke drukpers van…[Read more]
Heinsius jarig! Dat vieren we met wijn.
Daniel Heinsius (Heins – Δανιὴλ Εἱνσιάδης, 1580–1655) zag het levenslicht te Gent op 9 juni 1580, vandaag exact 441 jaar geleden. Omwille van hun protestantse geloof moesten zijn ouders echter al vroeg uitwijken naar Engeland; ze keerden na een tijdje terug naar de Lage Landen en vestigden zich in he…[Read more]
Nora Rodriguez-Loro started the topic IASSL (The International Association for the Study of Scottish Lite) Initiatives in the discussion Renaissance/ Early Modern Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
The International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures (IASSL) has given us the following information:
- We are offering a free three-year membership for PhD students working on topics in Scottish literatures and languages. This offer is partly a response to the economic hardships of postgraduate study, which have been e…
Here are four different versions of a traumatic scene from the life and times of Baldus, starting with the woodcut print of Folengo’s 1521 Macaronic Works
The greatly augmented and extremely popular 1521 ediion of Folengo’s Macaronic Works features many extras: angry letters, highly laudatory letters, an accusation of text theft, a revealing dialogue and more
Ann E Mullaney deposited Macaronic Publishing 1521: Five Letters by Teofilo Folengo, Alessandro Paganin and Federcio Gonzaga in the group Renaissance / Early Modern Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
A letter from Folengo’s pseudonym-personality, Merlin, to the printer Paganini, claiming that he does not want to relinquish his own copy for publication; a response from Paganini telling him that he got a copy of the text from Federico Gonzaga (accompanied by the letter Gonzaga sent to Paganini, 1520); a letter to the reader from Paganini, and a…[Read more]
A comparison of all the marginal glosses from the epic poemn Baldus by Teofilo Folengo in the 1517 Paganini edition and in the 1520 reprint by Cesare Arrivabene: side by side comparison and translation into English
Ann E Mullaney deposited MERLINI COCAI POETAE MANTUANI LIBER MACARONICES LIBRI XVII NON ANTE IMPRESSI. (Seventeen Macaronic Books by Merlin Cocaio, Mantuan Poet, not previously published.) in the group Renaissance / Early Modern Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
The first edition of the Macaronic works of Teofilo Folengo (called Paganini/ P after the publisher) is a beautiful work printed in graceful Italic font, 27 lines per page, with explanatory and humorous glosses in the margins.
In 1517 Teofilo Folengo published an epic poem under the name Merlin. Another Folengo pseudonym (or heteronym) wrote a wildly creative account of the dicovery of this text and praise for the author.
William Muggins, an impoverished but highly literate weaver-poet, lived and wrote in London at the turn of the seventeenth century, when few of his contemporaries could even read. A Weaver-Poet and the Plague’s microhistorical approach uses Muggins’s life and writing, in which he articulates a radical vision of a commonwealth founded on labor and…[Read more]
This essay argues that Thomas Tusser’s popular book of georgic verse, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, offered a counter to developments in courtly poetry under Elizabeth I. Critics have long disparaged Tusser’s poetry as naïvely rustic, but Tusser was not an uneducated peasant who happened to pick up enough literacy to pen a book of poem…[Read more]
Marie Tanner deposited April 2021 Renaissance Quarterly review of “Sublime Truth and the Senses Titian’s Poesie for King Philip II of Spain” in the group Renaissance / Early Modern Studies on Humanities Commons 5 months, 2 weeks ago
“Tanner weaves a compelling scholarly narrative, spellbinding in its encyclopedic circumference….her text provides comprehensive historical and ideological context to comprehend the paintings as they would have been understood by their highly educated sixteenth-century patron and Renaissance humanist viewers.” Renaissance Quarterly, Volume…[Read more]
Cristina León Alfar deposited Reading Mistress Elizabeth Bourne Marriage, Separation, and Legal Controversies in the group Renaissance / Early Modern Studies on Humanities Commons 6 months, 3 weeks ago
*Reading Mistress Elizabeth Bourne Marriage, Separation, and Legal Controversies,* Edited by Cristina León Alfar and Emily G. Sherwood, Routledge 2021, The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions. “Reading Mistress Elizabeth Bourne tells the story of Mistress Bourne’s petition for divorce, its resolution, and her ongoing di…[Read more]
The publication of my book, Sublime Truth and the Senses: Titian’s Poesie for King Philip II of Spain, ( Harvey Miller: 2019), with a new reading of the heightened meaning of ecstatic imagery for the Hapsburg court, coincides with the exhibition of Titian’s magnificent mythological paintings that are reassembled for the first time since 1704 a…[Read more]
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