The Early Modern Commons

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A “prity one”: Frances Wolfreston’s copy of Thomas Heywood’s The English Traveller (1633)

1 March 2017

The early modern reader Frances Wolfreston (1607-1677) has attracted a considerable amount of attention from scholars in recent decades. “Frances wolfreston her bouk,” she...

More Old Books Uncovered at Northwestern

18 July 2016

The following post recounts some of the most recent work undertaken as part of the Renaissance Books, Midwestern Libraries project, an undergraduate-driven effort to report copies of...

Recap @ NU: “In the Shadow of Shakespeare: 400 Years”

14 April 2016

This post offers a recap of “In the Shadow of Shakespeare: 400 Years,” a single-evening exhibit and program on non-Shakespearean anniversaries held on April 7, 2016 at Northwestern...

Bilingual drama & Renaissance language-learning

17 September 2015

As some of you know, I’m crazy about books, especially old ones. I wouldn’t consider myself a serious book collector, but a couple times a year I treat myself to an early...