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GUEST POST: Tale as Old as Time

by Tom Rusbridge, University of Birmingham Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was released in Spring 2017 and made its little-screen debut over Christmas. Following on from the animated feature classic of 1991, the fantastical nature of the … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: ‘Complaints and Grievances, 1500-1750’, 10th-11th July 2017

We are delighted to issue a call for papers for Reading University’s biennial Early Modern Studies Conference, ‘Complaints and Grievances, 1500-1750’ (10th-11th July 2017). There will be three strands running through the conference: medical grievances literary complaints political/religious grievances   The keynote … Continue reading

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Walter Scott’s Rebecca: Medieval Maiden or Enlightenment Enigma?

by Dr Rebecca Rist The writer Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is perhaps best known today for his romantic medieval novel Ivanhoe, which was published in 1819. As an antiquarian and literary genius Scott loved the medieval world, yet he was … Continue reading

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