The Journal of the Northern Renaissance (www.northernrenaissance.org) is a new peer-reviewed, open-access online journal dedicated to the study of early modern Northern European cultural production. The journal will be alert to the full variety of early modern cultural practice, publishing articles on literature, the visual arts, philosophy, theology, political theory and the scientific technologies of the Northern Renaissance. It places a special emphasis upon interrogating the Southern European derivation of our inherited paradigms and delineating the significance of alternative cultural geographies. Although it is anticipated that attention will converge upon the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the journal is particularly open to attempts both to challenge existing periodizations of the Renaissance in the North and to establish continuities with earlier and later epochs.
Issue 1 contents: Andrew Hadfield (Sussex) on Olaus Magnus and The Idea of the North Jeffrey Chipps Smith (Texas) on Durer, Nuremberg and the Topographies of Expectation Jane O. Newman (California) on Walter Benjamin Between Renaissance and Baroque Jane Stevenson and Peter Davidson (Aberdeen) on Ficino in Aberdeen and the Continuing Problem of the Scottish Renaissance Adrian Streete (Queens University, Belfast) on Francis Quarles and the Discourses of Jacobean Spenserianism Kathryn Murphy (Jesus College, Oxford) on Robert Burton’s Response to the Gunpowder Plot R. W. Maslen (Glasgow) on Dreams, Freedom of Speech and the Demonic Affiliations of Robin Goodfellow The first issue also features reviews from Willy Maley, Shona McIntosh and Andreas Dahlem. The journal will publish book, performance and exhibition reviews on a rolling basis, so make sure to check back regularly.