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Ryan Netzley is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He is also the editor of Marvell Studies. His research focuses on Renaissance lyric poetry, critical and poststructuralist theory, poetics and reading practices, and Reformation theology. Continue reading

News and Events

  • September 2020: The most recent issue of Marvell Studies (vol. 5, no. 1) has just appeared. It contains essays by William Fitzhenry (on the relationship between vitalism, the new materialism, and satire in “The Last Instructions to a Painter”) and Patrick J. McGrath (on the contrasting concepts of allusion and echo in Marvell’s verse, especially “A Dialogue, Between the Resolved Soul, and Created Pleasure”). In addition, this issue contains a review of Martin Dzelzainis and Edward Holberton’s The Oxford Handbook of Andrew Marvell by Greg Miller, as well as a reflection on Donald Friedman’s Marvell’s Pastoral Art by Michael Schoenfeldt.
  • March 2020: My omnibus review of recent work on the English Renaissance appeared in SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900.

Acts of Reading

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Acts of Reading: Interpretation, Reading Practices, and the Idea of the Book in John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments, co-edited with Thomas P. Anderson, is available from the University of Delaware Press, via Rowman and Littlefield. Contributors to the volume explore the relationship between digital and early modern texts and their impact on reading practices. It’s been reviewed in Prose Studies, SEL, Renaissance Quarterly, and Renaissance and Reformation