Blog post archive

Below is a list of all of the blog posts that have been featured in the Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) news feed. These cover a range of topics, from astronomy in scholarly editions to the importance of citing from a reliable source, and include posts authored by members of the OSEO editorial board and the OSEO project team.

Please browse using the links below, and keep checking back as new posts are added here regularly.

The making, and unmaking, of Victorian 'heroes' (July 28th, 2016) – Lesley Higgins explores Victorian hero-worship through the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., who venerated and vituperated with equal intensity.

“A dream, which was not all a dream”: dark reflections from June 1816 (June 16th, 2016) – Nicholas Halmi writes about one of the most remarkable gatherings in English literary history.

The mysterious search for the Cardinal’s girlfriend (June 3rd, 2016) – Lesley Higgins looks in to the life of Maria Rosina Giberne.

A history of the poetry of history (February 8th, 2016) – Patrick Finglass explores how, for the Romans, the connections between history and poetry were deep.

'Emma' in Macedonia (December 17th, 2015) – Kathryn Sutherland, Professor of Bibliography & Textual Criticism, University of Oxford, tells the story of how Jane Austen's Emma ended up in Macedonia during WW1.

The literary fortunes of the Gunpowder Plot (November 4th, 2015) – Gordon Campbell, Fellow in Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester, explores how the gunpowder plot was represented in literature.

“There is figures in all things" (October 26th, 2015) – Andrew Zurcher, Fellow and Director of Studies at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, looks at historical revisionism and the battle of Agincourt.

Can you get X out of X in our Latin poetry quiz? (October 13th, 2015) – From Ovid to Horace, test your knowledge on Latin poetry.

A false start to Virgil’s Aeneid (October 7th, 2015) – Patrick Finglass, Professor of Greek at the University of Nottingham and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, looks at the missing lines at the start of the Aeneid.

Byron: judging and judged (August 25th, 2015) – Nicholas Halmi, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at University College, University of Oxford, explores how Lord Byron dissociated himself from his older contemporaries.

A comma in Catullus (August 17th, 2015) – Patrick Finglass, Professor of Greek at the University of Nottingham and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, looks at how the placement of a comma changed the meaning of Catullus' poetry.

Devising data structures for scholarly works (July 21st, 2015) – Mark Dunn, Content Architect Manager for Oxford Scholarly Editions Online, looks at how this website deals with all manner of works, from letters and diary entries, through poetry and plays.

Beauty still gaz'd on dyes (March 18th 2015) – Andrew Zurcher, Fellow and Director of Studies at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge, writes on the theme of the eclipse in love poetry.

Some of Chaucer is missing (February 9th 2015) – Christopher Cannon, Professor of English at New York University, explains how a crucial section of Chaucer's Book of the Duchess is missing.

The myth-eaten corpse of Robert Burns (January 26th 2015) – Burns has had a surfeit of biographical attention, but Gerard Carruthers argues that Burns’s work is the real remains over which we ought to pore.

Whose muse mews? (September 11th 2014) – See if you can you match the cat with the writer in this quiz.

Early Drafts of Locke's Essay concerning Human Understanding (July 7th 2014) – John Rogers, co-editor of The Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke: Drafts for the Essay Concerning Human Understanding, looks at the differences between these two drafts.

Thomas Vaughan reads God's Second Book (May 14th 2014) – Alan Rudrum, editor of The Works of Thomas Vaughan, explores this writer's life and his treatment of the figure of Thalia in ‘Lumen De Lumine'.

Getting to know Sir Philip Sidney (April 28th 2014) – Roger Kuin, editor of The Correspondence of Sir Philip Sidney, looks at the author's life and letters.

Happy 450th Birthday Shakespeare (April 9th 2014) – “But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve” Crafting Shakespeare's features with his own words.

Shakespeare’s Fools (April 1st 2014) – Celebrate April Fool’s Day with OSEO and discover more about how Shakespeare used and portrayed fools in his plays.

Entitling early modern women writers (March 28th 2014) – Andrew Zurcher (Fellow and Director of Studies at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge) looks at what the future holds for female writers and OSEO.

Valentine Divine (February 10th 2014) – Andrew Zurcher (Fellow and Director of Studies at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge) celebrates Valentine’s Day by looking at a selection of Renaissance English sonnets.

I’m dreaming of an OSEO Christmas (December 19th 2013) – Daniel Parker (Publicity Assistant at Oxford University Press) celebrates Christmas with OSEO.

A Birthday Present for Milton (December 9th 2013) – Gordon Campbell (co-general editor, with Thomas Corns, of the Oxford Complete Works of John Milton, and member of the OSEO editorial board) celebrates Milton’s 405th birthday.

Shakespeare in Disguise (October 21st 2013) – From ghostly hauntings to tricks in the night, discover some Halloween-based facts about Shakespeare on OSEO.

Incorporating OSEO into undergraduate teaching (October 14th 2013) – Nicholas Halmi (University Lecturer in English Literature of the Romantic period at University College, Oxford) looks at how OSEO can be used by undergraduates and their instructors.

Timely and Untimely Works (September 10th 2013) – Andrew Zurcher (Fellow and Director of Studies at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge) looks at the editions coming to OSEO’s Renaissance, Shakespeare, and Early Seventeenth Century modules in September.

John Milton's Largest Manuscript (July 30th 2013) – John K. Hale (University of Otago, co-editor of the De Doctrina Christiana) reflects on the experience of working with Donald Cullington on the Oxford edition of Milton’s De Doctrina.

Reading the Restoration (July 3rd 2013) – Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (Editor-in-Chief for OSEO and Director of Rare Book School at the University of Virginia) introduces the newest module on OSEO.

Wimbledon, Shakespeare, and strawberries (July 2nd 2013) – Daniel Parker (Publicity Assistant at Oxford University Press) looks at how tennis was portrayed in Shakespeare’s texts.

The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England (June 12th 2013) – Dr. Martin Maw (Archivist at Oxford University Press) writes about Edward Hyde: a reasonable man in unreasonable times.

Find out more about Christopher Marlowe (May 29th 2013) – Discover the mysteries surrounding the life, and death, of this enigmatic figure.

Material Witnesses (May 17th 2013) – Andrew Zurcher (Fellow and Director of Studies at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge) looks at Kyd, Marlowe, Atheism, Torture, Murder – and Paper.

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare! (April 22nd 2013) – Discover 10 interesting facts about the famous bard’s birth, life, and works.

Written in the stars (March 27th 2013) – Marilyn Deegan (Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London) looks at scholarly editions and astronomy on OSEO

Happy Valentine’s Day! Discover Shakespeare’s Cupid… (February 14th 2013) – Tips and Tricks: how to use Advanced Search on OSEO

Happy 410th birthday Shackerley Marmion! (January 21st 2013) – discover how OSEO helps to bring lesser known writers into the limelight

Why scholarly editions online? (August 15th 2012) – Sophie Goldsworthy (Editorial Director for Academic and Trade, and Project Director for OSEO) talks about the OSEO project.

Snapshots in time: critical editions and changes in editorial practice (July 31st 2012) – Nicholas Halmi (University Lecturer in English Literature of the Romantic period at University College, Oxford) explores scholarly editions as historical artefacts.

From print to digital: the hybrid edition (July 9th 2012) – Marilyn Deegan (Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London) looks at the evolution of electronic publishing.

Textual Variants in the Digital Age (May 24th 2012) – Christopher Cannon (Professor of English at New York University) discusses how digital texts can help all types of researchers when looking at textual variations.

Online editions in the classroom (April 12th 2012) – Lisa Rodensky (Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor in the Humanities, Wellesley College) explores how publishing scholarly editions online will revolutionise academic teaching.

Scholarly citation and the value of standard editions (March 15th 2012) – Gordon Campbell (Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester) explains the importance of citing from a reliable source.

Being philosophical about Scholarly Editions (February 8th 2012) – Desmond Clarke (Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the National University of Ireland, Cork and member of the Royal Irish Academy) looks at philosophical texts available on OSEO.

Antiquity and newfangleness: Re-editing the Renaissance text in the digital age (January 10th 2012) – Andrew Zurcher (Fellow and Director of Studies at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge) discusses the evolution of reading.

Michael F. Suarez, S.J. talks about Scholarly Editions (December 2nd 2011) – Take a look at Editor-in-Chief, Michael F. Suarez, S.J., presenting his insights into OSEO.

Preparing our editions for online publication (November 22nd 2011) – Rupert Mann (Editorial Digital Development, Oxford University Press) explains the processes behind the OSEO project.