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Exciting and rare opportunity this week! NYU's very own Charlotte Priddle gave the Early Modern Working Group a hands-on tour of some of the Fales' collection highlights of early modern cookery, including: Marthe Smithe her booke, a handwritten collection of 17th-century recipes bound in its original vellum, Early 18th-century seasonal cooking in Royal Cookery: [...]
The Early Modern Working Group is excited to tentatively announce our fall 2016 schedule: Tuesday, September 13th: Informational Meeting and Semester Planning Tuesday, September 27th: Primary Source Show and Tell Tuesday, October 11th: TBD! Tuesday, October 25th: Faculty Highlight and Workshop Tuesday, November 18th: Paper Workshop Tuesday, November 22nd: [...]
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During the late Victorian era, Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper published over 40 works under their joint pseudonym as ‘Michael Field’. But the couple’s most culturally-significant material is arguably in their unpublished diaries. These have, however, [...]
The Stage Lives of Animals examines what it might mean to make theatre beyond the human. In this stunning collection of essays, Una Chaudhuri engages with the alternative modes of thinking, feeling, and making art [...]
This essay explores the early modern reemergence of the sortes Virgilianae, a practice that involves opening a bound copy of Virgil (often with a pin) and finding prophecy in the verse upon which the seeker [...]
As part of a course on the relationships between the literary and pictorial arts from the Renaissance to the modern period in England, students contribute online to a comparative timeline exploring how literary and visual [...]
From about 1820 through 1860, gift books were a prominent component of the antebellum literary scene. Designed to be given at Christmas time, the books had covers decorated with gold and included titles like The [...]
Playtesting, n.: “a method of quality control that takes place at many points during the video game design process. A selected group of users play unfinished versions of a game to work out flaws in [...]