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Andrew McRae’s Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England

23 June 2014

I recently had occasion to dip in and out of Andrew McRae’s new-ish Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England (Cambridge U P, 2009), which investigates the meanings...

An update from Mistris Parliament

19 May 2013

Just popping in to say that most of my energies these last few months went into teaching and working on my research project. Among other things, I taught a revised version of “Writing...

Of databases, directories, and despair

11 November 2012

I’m sort of obsessed with scholarly databases. I casually drop their names in conversations with students and colleagues the way people at cocktail parties make offhand references...

The Interregnum and Non-Elite Royalism

9 October 2012

About this post What follows is the aborted introductory section of my dissertation prospectus, the kind of grandiose “Since the beginning of time…” thing you write...