Ceræ : an Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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Ceræ is a peer-reviewed Australasian journal of medieval and early modern studies. Administered from the University of Western Australia with the generous support of faculty and staff, the journal is directed by a committee of interstate and international graduate students and early career researchers. We are united in our commitment to open-access publishing, the possibilities of the digital humanities, and to forging a strong community of medieval and early modern scholars in the region.

The word ‘ceræ’ refers to the wax tablets used throughout antiquity and the medieval period as a reusable writing surface. Like the wax tablet, online publishing is a flexible medium which can be overwritten and re-inscribed—it has a malleability that traditional print forums do not. Our sources range from tablets and scrolls to manuscript codices, printed pamphlets, archaeological finds and architectural features—and our research outputs likewise can take any form from traditional text to audio-visual recordings, images, and interactive projects in the digital humanities.

We gladly accept manuscripts from any discipline related to medieval and early modern studies (including medievalism in later culture) and will accommodate the needs of authors in including audio-visual material and unusual or innovative formatting requirements.



Call for Papers for “Words, Signs and Feelings”, and Non-Themed Submissions

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to open its call for papers for Volume 3 (2016). Articles are welcome on any topic relating to Medieval and Early Modern studies, in any discipline.  
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Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is excited to announce a two week extension of the deadline for submissions to its second issue, to be published in 2015. The new deadline is October 15th, 2014.  
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Vol 2 (2015): Transitions, Fractures, and Fragments

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From Volume 2 onwards, Ceræ will be publishing articles on a rolling basis. New articles will be uploaded as they become available.

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword

Editor's Foreword PDF

Themed Articles

‘Nonsence is Rebellion’: John Taylor’s Nonsence upon Sence, or Sence, upon Nonsence (1651–1654) and the English Civil War PDF
Emily Cock
When Dylan met the Bard: Translating Hamlet from text to screen (sound): Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet PDF
Marina Gerzic

Non-Themed Articles

For ‘Physitians of the Soule’: The roles of ‘flight’ and ‘hatred of abomination’ in Thomas Wright’s The Passions of the Minde in Generall PDF
Richard Firth-Godbehere
The Andreios Eunuch-Commander Narses: Sign of a Decoupling of Martial Virtues and Masculinity in the Early Byzantine Empire? PDF
Michael Edward Stewart
Grotesque Encounters: Reading Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice along the Principles of the Sublime, Beautiful and Grotesque PDF
Kathrin Bartha
A ‘Divellish’ Woman Discovered: The Witch of Newbury, 1643 PDF
Sheilagh Ilona O'Brien
‘For musike meueþ affecciouns’: Interpreting Harp Performance in Medieval Romance Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 PDF
Alana Bennett


Review: Brepola Periodica and Miscellanea Online PDF
Ruth M. Oldman
Review: Small-Screen Shakespeare PDF
Marina Gerzic
Review: The Books and the Life of Judith of Flanders PDF
Stephanie Hathaway
Review: Sexual Culture in the Literature of Medieval Britain PDF
Vanessa Wright
Review: Middle English Texts in Transition: A Festschrift dedicated to Toshiyuki Takamiya on his 70th birthday PDF
Alana Bennett
Review: Before Orientalism: Asian Peoples and Cultures in European Travel Writing, 1245-1510 PDF
Kelly Midgley

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ISSN: 2204-146X