The MLA Forum on Seventeenth-Century English Studies (LLC 17th-Century English) invites submissions for a guaranteed session on “Early Modern Social Media.” We are particularly interested in research that addresses the power of both established and emerging media—ballads, pamphlets, newsletters, pasquinades, and so forth—to amplify the gravity…[Read more]
Richard A. Strier replied to the topic Call for Self-Nominations for Appointment to Executive Committee in the discussion LLC 17th-Century English via email on MLA Commons 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Dear Professor Su Fan Ng,
I might be willing to help out, BUT I have to tell you that I no longer attend MLA, and could only work virtually.
Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
Editor, Modern Philology, 2004-2016
Department of English
University of…[Read more]
Su Fang Ng started the topic Call for Self-Nominations for Appointment to Executive Committee in the discussion LLC 17th-Century English on MLA Commons 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Dear all:We are calling for self-nominations for appointment to the Executive Committee of the LLC 17th-Century English. One new member is appointed annually for a five-year term. Our major work on the EC is to organize panels at the MLA convention. In some years we also nominate a delegate to represent the forum. The eligibility requirements…[Read more]
An Essay about a Commonplace book assignment I wrote and tested in 2012 (published in Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy in 2014) and have since revisited and reflected upon. The essay goes into more detail about aspects of my assignment that I had not discussed in my earlier, and more practical, publication for JITP––more spe…[Read more]
According to Fredson Bowers, writing in Shakespeare Quarterly in 1951, we will never know the printer of that section “until we know everything there is to be learned about seventeenth-century types.” 2 Bowers doubted we could ever list the full set of F4’s printers because F4 was printed anonymously, and the volume left few clues about its…[Read more]
Please consider submitting a proposal to one of the three panels sponsored by LLC 17th-Century English:
1. Open Topic Seventeenth-Century Literature
We seek new work on any topic in non-dramatic British literature of the seventeenth century. All approaches/methodologies are welcomed. 250-word abstracts. Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 15…[Read more]
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the history of books by focusing on books and early modern culture. By learning about how books were made and how books were used, students will gain a clearer appreciation of how early modern culture was shaped by and was a shaping force in the development of print culture. The archival…[Read more]
Milton’s Areopagitica (1644) is one of the most significant texts in the history of the freedom of the press, and yet the pamphlet’s clandestine printers have successfully eluded identification for over 375 years. By examining distinctive and dam-aged type pieces from 100 pamphlets from the 1640s, this article att…[Read more]
Hugh M. Richmond, “Renaissance Landscapes,” Mouton, 1973; De Gruyter 2019.
This study explores some of the significant points in the evolution of a literary pattern, a recognizable topic or motif which captures attention through the poet’s mastery of language, which records the nuances of human awareness of each period. The author coins this…[Read more]
“Passions, Emotions and Cognition in the Long Eighteenth-Century Literature in England”
4th issue of journal “English Literature: Theories, Interpretations, Contexts” (Flavio Gregori, ed.).
Michael McKeon: “Aesthetic Cognition: Feeling the Emotions of Others”;
Margaret A. Doody: “The Actor, the Mirror, the Soul and the Sylph “…[Read more]
How in at least one instance Adam, in John Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” relentlessly pursues his desires — ostensibly against God’s will; and certainly in face of Raphael’s increasing disquiet — without experiencing a fall.
Exploration of how Aphra Behn uses her textual creation “Oronnoko” to engage in a guiltless sexual affair that bypasses all societal and inner-psychic censors.
Christopher Warren deposited Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718: Transnational Reception in English Political Thought in the group LLC 17th-Century English on MLA Commons 5 years, 1 month ago
Review for The Seventeenth Century of Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro, _The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Changed the World_ and Marco Barducci, _Hugo Grotius and the Century of Revolution, 1613-1718_
“‘Bruised with Adversity’: Reading Race in The Comedy of Errors” examines the role of the body, and of the somatic mark in particular, in the social production of both individual subjects and racial groups. In The Comedy of Errors, two sets of twins experience the benefits as well as the pitfalls of mistaken identity, revealing the ease with which…[Read more]
Carol Zuses started the topic Membership Suggestions for 2019 Forum Delegate Election in the discussion Seventeenth-Century English Literature on MLA Commons 5 years, 5 months ago
The next election for this forum’s Delegate Assembly representative will be held in the fall of 2019, and the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets during the January 2019 convention in Chicago. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, it is required to nom…[Read more]
Jen Boyle started the topic CFP MLA 2019: Fragile Sovereignty, Precarious Transactions in the discussion Seventeenth-Century English Literature on MLA Commons 5 years, 12 months ago
2019 MLA Convention
Special Session CFP
Fragile Sovereignty, Precarious Transactions
The promise of becoming in mediated transactions is fragile and unpredictable. Such transactions
might act as an instrument of interpellation that produces sovereign subjects, on the one hand,
and precarious objects, on the other hand. Or, as is often the…[Read more]
The friends, followers, and fans of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, made no small contribution to the world of early modern English letters. This essay contributes to our growing understanding of the Essex circle’s literary afterlife by contextualizing BL Additional MS 18638, an early seventeenth-century manuscript containing a partial English…[Read more]
This article argues that King Learn can help re-shape ecocriticism. The play’s focus on human dis-harmony with the nonhuman environment resonates with the “post-equilibrium shift” in ecological thinking. The play’s emphasis on the way natural systems such as the weather disrupt human meaning-making generates an alternative to dualistic notions of…[Read more]
Historians, literary scholars, and international lawyers interested in the early modern period have all grappled with the problem of anachronism, yet mostly independently of one another. This essay uses the question of war crime in Shakespeare’s Henry V to argue that early modernists interested in international law need not reject synchronic h…[Read more]
A how-to lesson on working with Early English Books Online and Eighteenth-Century Collections Online, focusing both on the basics of searching and navigating interfaces and on thinking about remediation on how EEBO and ECCO represent material texts. Presented originally at Edinburgh’s “Beyond the Black Box” series in May 2017.
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