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Ewan Fernie discusses The Faerie Queen

By | November 7, 2012

Ewan Fernie is the editor of our new book Redcrosse: Remaking Religious Poetry for Today's World – a new form of liturgy based on Spenser's epic poem The Faerie Queen. In the following extract from the Introduction to the book, Ewan talks about how powerful The Faerie Queen is today, and how Spenser's early modern… Read More »

Redcrosse: book launch on 17th November, Coventry Cathedral

By | November 6, 2012

We're delighted to announce that we will be launching our fantastic new book Redcrosse on Saturday 17th November, after the accompanying performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company, at Coventry Cathedral. All those who are attending the performance are invited – so do pop along for a drink and to hear from the editor of the… Read More »

Royal Shakespeare Company perform Redcrosse

By | October 4, 2012

Saturday November 17th, 7.30pm, Coventry Cathedral 'How do we think about identity in ways that don't reflect anxiety, fear of the other, uncritical adulation of our past and all the other pitfalls that surround this subject? The Redcrosse project manages to negotiate these difficulties with immense imaginative energy and honesty: no sour notes, no attempt… Read More »

Is poetry rational? Is rhyme reasonable?

By | June 27, 2012

Is poetry rational? Is poetry reasonable? Is rhyme rational? Is rhyme reasonable? Does reason rhyme? Is rhyme a kind of non-reason, or nonsense? It is readily accepted among today’s cultural elite that modern poetry doesn’t have to rhyme – as if it is an unreasonable demand to be so reasonably rhyming in an age where,… Read More »

Shakespeare’s Sonnets – new app from Arden Shakespeare and Touch Press

By | June 26, 2012

We are delighted to bring you news from some of our colleagues at Bloomsbury about an exciting new app that brings together Shakespeare's Sonnets on a new, innovative digital platform. Launching on Thursday 28th June from Arden Shakespeare and Touch Press, The Sonnets by William Shakespeare allows you to enjoy, explore and understand these immortal… Read More »

Mikhail Bakhtin’s Dialogic

By | March 16, 2012

If you have studied Mikhail Bakhtin, then no doubt you will have felt as bewildered as the man himself looks here. Help is at hand in the form of our new book Key Terms in Literary Theory. All week we have been quoting definitions from the book and today we look at the term 'Dialogic'.… Read More »