Bookmarks! Dr. Melissa Mowry’s Collective Understanding (W 11/17 3 pm)

Come join us in Zoomtopia for a celebration and discussion of Dr. Melissa Mowry’s new book, Collective Understanding, Radicalism, and Literary History, 1645-1742 (Oxford University Press, 2021).

We will meet on Zoom for an hour to ninety minutes to discuss Dr. Mowry’s new book. She will be in conversation with her colleague, Dr. Steve Mentz.

I’ve been looking forward to this book for a long time, not just because I’m fascinated with the English Civil War (which I am), but also because Dr. Mowry’s model of collectivity and activism speaks not just to the disruptions of England in the 1640s but also to our own struggles with our own institutions, from the university to the nation to the family, in 2021.

Here’s what Oxford University Press has to say about the book —

  • A robust and bold reconsideration of late Stuart and eighteenth-century literary historical practices
  • Offers original historiography on the Levellers, particularly the women of the community
  • Studies writers such as William Davenant, Aphra Behn, Edward Sexby, Algernon Sidney, and Daniel Defoe

Zoom link forthcoming via email from Lana – but the event is open to all, so feel free to forward it!



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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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