|Welcome to the Journal of the Northern Renaissance. JNR is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the study of the full variety of early modern Northern European cultural practices. We place a special emphasis upon questioning the derivation of our inherited paradigms and upon exploring alternative conceptualisations, geographies and periodisations of the Renaissance.
12. Communities and Margins in Early Modern Scotland (2021)
here. Guest-edited by Laura Doak and Rebecca Mason: read their editorial
11. Imagineering Violence (2020)
here. Guest-edited by Cornelis van der Haven and Karel Vanhaesebrouck: read their editorial
Latest book reviews
☞ Harry Newman, Impressive Shakespeare (Routledge, 2019) ~ reviewed by Juliet Fleming
☞ G. Guidicini, Triumphal Entries and Festivals in Early Modern Scotland (Brepols, 2020) ~ reviewed by Michael Bath
☞ A. McRae and P. Schwyzer (eds), Poly-Olbion: New Perspectives (Boydell & Brewer, 2020) ~ reviewed by Sukanya Dasgupta
Highlights from the JNR archive
☞ Doppelgänger Dilemmas? Anglo-Dutch relations in the early modern period ~ Martine Julia van Ittersum
☞ The New Globalism’s Bubble ~ Douglas Bruster
☞ John Lilburne and the new politics ~ J.C. Davis
Short essays, blogposts, conference and exhibition reports, TV reviews & podcasts
☞ Symposium for Seventeenth-Century Scottish Literature ~ report
☞ The Renaissance Unchained ~ TV review
☞ National Boundaries in Early Modern Literary Studies ~ conference report (in English, Nederlands, Français, Italiano and Español)
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