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In 16th-century England, poets, and dramatists read and admired the works of Geoffrey Chaucer, but so did historians, lexicographers, religious polemicists, and other readers with a professional—but not necessarily literary—interest in the English past. Megan Cook, an assistant professor of … Continue reading

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The Whiskey of Our Discontent

Shakespeare, Not Stirred (Perigee Books, 2015), a new book co-authored by Associate Professor of English Caroline Bicks that seeks to relate Shakespeare to everyday life, presents cocktails and hors d’oeuvres inspired by the Bard’s characters and their predicaments. The volume … Continue reading

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Bigamy in Victorian novels

From sensational plots to “simultaneous” remarriages in such classic literature as Jane Eyre, David Copperfield and Middlemarch, bigamy in Victorian novels is a surprisingly prevalent narrative phenomenon. In the first extended study on this topic, a new book by Assistant Professor … Continue reading

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