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March 2021

Choices | Professor Colin Burrow

4 March @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Professor Colin Burrow is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls’ College, Oxford. His many scholarly achievements include editing the poetry of Shakespeare and Jonson for the Oxford Shakespeare and the Cambridge Ben Jonson as well as an array of publications such as the monographs Imitating Authors: Plato to Futurity (Oxford, 2019) and Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity (Oxford, 2013). He had a leading role in the project team for the Scriptorium early modern commonplace books project, on whose advisory board he sits. He also…

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Early Modern Discussion Group | Claire Turner

25 March @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Claire Turner (University of Leeds), ' "No corruption may come in by the windows of your eyes": Outbreaks of Plague and the Sense of Sight in Seventeenth-Century London'.   Claire Turner is a PhD student at Leeds studying how people experienced and perceived epidemic disease through their senses in seventeenth-century England. Her research explores interactions between the traditional five senses (sight, smell, sound, taste and touch) and assesses how sensory interplay affected the way that people experienced, perceived, and remembered the plague.   The…

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