Malcolm Hardman obituary
It is with sadness that we announce the death of former colleague, Dr Malcolm Hardman on 4 November 2019. Malcolm was a Reader in English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. He was a Senior Scholar in Classics at Trinity College, studied at Edinburgh, and taught at Hacettepe University, Turkey, Durham as well as Warwick.
His books included Ruskin and Bradford (1986), and Six Victorian Thinkers (1991) – both of which explore the interplay of ideas in local and worldwide cultural history. His A Kingdom in Two Parishes (1998) examined Lancashire Religious Writers and the English Monarchy in the period 1521-1689. His funeral is on 29 November at St James, Packington Park.
Congratulations to Marta Meazza, winner of the Literature category at the 2019 Global Undergraduate Awards
We are proud to announce that Marta Meazza (BA English Literature with Intercalated Year) is the winner of the Literature category at this year's Global Undergraduate Awards for her essay "Toxic Waste, Toxic Masculinity: Femicide, Ecocide and the Slow Violence of Globalization in Roberto Bolaño’s 2666". Marta's work was selected out of an international field of student research for this prestigious recognition, and is now invited to collect her prize at the UA Global Summit in Dublin in November.
Paul Botley's Correspondence of Isaac Casaubon in England launched
Paul Botley and Máté Vince's four-volume The Correspondence of Isaac Casaubon in England, 1610-14 (Geneva, Droz, 2018) was launched on 5 March 2019, in the Wolfson Research Exchange. An exhibition of early printed books by or about Casaubon was on display in the University Library during February and March 2019, to complement the launch events. Three further events took place at Trinity College Dublin on 2 April 2019. The first was a discussion about editorial method; the second the launch proper, introduced by Dr Graeme Murdock (TCD, History) and presented by Paul and Máté. The third was a roundtable event on editorial practice, with an open audience, chaired by Prof. Jane Ohlmeyer (TCD, History). See Paul and Máté deep in conversation below. For more details of the launch event go here; and for the Casaubon Project website go here.
Máté's twitter feed related to the new edition can be followed @IsaacCasaubonus.
Stephen Shapiro awarded Library Company of Philadelphia Fellowship
Stephen Shapiro has been awarded a one month fellowship by the Program in Early American Economy and Society to research at the Library Company of Philadelphia (the library founded by Benjamin Franklin). Congratulations, Stephen!