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Cyprus, Venus’s Isle: Part Two

Punch, ‘Bien venu qui apporte!’, 3 August 1878, p. 46. The romantic, widely-marketed image of Venus and her luscious island of love casts a respectable veil over the sex and sacrificial killing of ancient myth, orgiastic rites that early modern writers gleefully explored. But, in the later colonial period, there was a more nefarious return […]

Cyprus, Venus’s Isle: Part One

Titian, Venus and Adonis (c.1554). One summer morning, bright and early, the phone rang. It was my cousin, a radio show host. He was running a sketch on different places to visit over the holidays, with minor celebrities arguing the merits of one place or another. Having failed to land anyone recognisable to pitch for […]

The Limits of Restoration? Legacies of the Seventeenth Century in the Anglo-American Built Environment

John Ward House, begun in 1684, and restored/moved in the early twentieth century. Early modern individuals frequently expressed the inevitability of physical decay. ‘The World it Selfe is dying and decaying’, wrote the poet Josuah Sylvester in the 1610s. ‘In all This World, All’s fickle: nought is Firm’. In many ways, it is remarkable that […]

TIDE Seminar – Turks and Mahometans: Presence and Perception in Early Modern England

On 26 June, TIDE organized its second seminar of 2017 on the theme of ‘Turks and Mahometans: Presence and Perception in Early Modern England’ with Jyotsna G. Singh (Michigan State University), Matthew Dimmock (Sussex University) and Eva Johanna Holmberg (University of Helsinki; Queen Mary, University of London). Jyotsna G. Singh’s paper, ‘English Encounters with Islam […]

‘Black Britishness is inherently transnational’:TIDE interviews Fred D’Aguiar, our first visiting writer

Between 23 April and 5 May, TIDE welcomed Fred D’Aguiar as the first TIDE visiting writer. Poet, novelist and playwright Fred D’Aguiar was born in London in 1960 to Guyanese parents. He lived in Guyana until he was 12, and returned to England in 1972. He is currently Professor of English at UCLA. His two […]

News and Events
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships at the School of the Arts, University of Liverpool
August 17 2017

The University of Liverpool’s School of the Arts invites expressions of interest for the 2017/18 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme. These awards offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment – further information, including eligibility criteria, can be found here. The University of Liverpool […]

TIDE Seminar – Turks and Mahometans: Presence and Perception in Early Modern England – 26 June 2017
May 23 2017

TIDE is pleased to invite you to its second seminar of 2017, on the theme of ‘Turks and Mahometans: Presence and Perception in Early Modern England’. Join us to hear Jyotsna G. Singh (Michigan State University) speak on the English contacts with Islam in Mughal India, Matthew Dimmock (University of Sussex) on Muslim experiences in […]

Application for 2 fully funded PhD positions now open
May 18 2017

Application for 2 fully-funded PhD positions now open on the TIDE project, under the supervision of the project director, Professor Nandini Das. Applications are invited from candidates with a strong background in early modern literary studies. The proposed PhD project should explore responses to and practice of transculturality in early modern English literature and culture […]

Lost Voices: Fred D’Aguiar, David Olusoga, and Catherine Fletcher in conversation with Nandini Das
March 31 2017

Friday 5th May 19.00 – London Review Bookshop, WC1A 2JL The fleeting appearance of black faces in Tudor paintings marks the silent presence of a community’s untold story. Who were the black men and women who lived, loved, and died in Renaissance Britain? How did they arrive? And how can we recover their voices when […]

Miriam Allott lecture
March 31 2017

Tuesday 25th April 17.30 – School of the Arts, 19 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool Fred D’Aguiar’s dozen books of fiction and poetry have been translated into several languages. His first novel, The Longest Memory, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was made into a film by Channel 4 (UK). His essays and poetry […]