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The Southern African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The Southern African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

 

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The Southern African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies is the official publication of the Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS) and is published annually.

Instructions to Contributors The journal welcomes submissions in any of the disciplines of the humanities relating to the Middle Ages or the Renaissance up to 1700. All submissions will be refereed. Typescripts should be prepared in accordance with the MLA Style Manual and submitted by email in a file format compatible with Microsoft Word.

Recent Submissions

  • Lee, Brian S. (Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2016)
    A collection of previously published articles chiefly on medieval and early modern subects, notably Chaucer
  • Singh, Amritesh (Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2017)
    This article reads John Lyly’s Gallathea as an experiment in the representation of Elizabeth in the political context specific to the mid- to late-1580s. The argument diverges from the critical tradition that regards the ...
  • Hendrickx, Benjamin; Sansaridou-Hendrickx, Thekla (Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2017)
    This article examines the duchy of the Archipelago under Joseph Naci and Francesco Coronello, leading to the abolition of the duchy, which was created in 1204 after the occupation of Constantinople by the crusaders. The ...
  • Titlestad, P J H (Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018)
    Luther gave his lectures on Paul’s Galatians in 1534. They offered a rather different theology from his thunderous predestinarian refutation of Erasmus in De servo arbitrio (1525). An English translation of the Commentary ...
  • Newman, Nina; Stevens, Ingrid (Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018)
    Plato, in considering idealism, refers to the work of artists as merely representations of objects and suggests that a work of art is a copy of a copy of a form, thus creating an illusion or an ideal form that does not ...
  • Dircksen, Marianne; De Gianna, Donato (2018)
    This article introduces a project that aims at providing new authoritative English versions of important (but neglected) documents originating from the Reformation. The translating and editing team consists of both classicists ...
  • Hassim, Leila (Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2019)
    This article explores commonalities between Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love and Marguerite Porete’s The Mirror of Simple Souls by examining how the language of the two texts is employed in their descriptions ...
  • Fanucchi, Sonia (Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2019)
    Newman’s Callista (1855) has been difficult to place: scholars have tended simultaneously to dismiss it for what they perceive as its Gothic melodrama and to criticize its realist lack of sensationalism. I propose that the ...
  • Dircksen, Marianne (Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2019)
    This article supplements a previous article, ‘Towards a Critical Edition and Modern Translation of Robert Persons’ De Persecutione Anglicana’ (published in vol. 28 of the journal) with a discussion of the significance of ...
  • Beek, A. Everett (Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2019)
    Manto in the Inferno is a locus classicus of authorial correction. As a prophetess and the eponym of Mantua, Dante’s Manto is drawn principally from Vergil’s Aeneid. Dante’s character Vergil, however, rewrites the Aeneid ...
  • Addison, Catherine (Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2019)
    The female knights in the romance epics of Boiardo, Ariosto, Tasso and Spenser do not realistically reflect the lives and pursuits of women of their period, and yet they have been and remain attractive, popular literary ...
  • Beehler, Paul A.J. (Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018)
    This close reading and interpretation of the Early Modern concept of beneficium and maleficium explores the conflation of midwives and witches as it pertains to twenty-first-century images in the PBS production of Macbeth. ...
  • Dean, Trevor (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 2012)
    1385 was a momentous year in the history of Ferrara and the Este family. A savage popular revolt left a leading official ferociously killed, his body-parts strewn across the city, the judicial and fiscal records burned ...
  • Maré, Estelle (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 1998)
    The purpose of this research is to examine the evidence that an existing architectural monument offers regarding the effect of the conflict during the Conquista, followed by the period of Arab rule in Spain, which was ...
  • Knox-Shaw, Peter (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 1999)
    To talk of the way writers represent ‘interiors of Africa’ will not do, for the fact is that continental interiors come in the singular and take the definite article. Language favours the view that each continent has ...
  • Jones, Christopher (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 2010)
    This article examines a specific instance of the use of Anglo-Saxon (also known as Old English) in the English poet John Haynes's book-length work of 2006, Letter to Patience. In part, therefore, Letter to Patience ...
  • Johnston, Alexandra (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 2010)
    Thirty four years later REED has become the essential ‘third stream’ to the two streams of text and performance that we have been tracing. REED has been called ‘one of the miracles of modern scholarship.’ As we ...
  • Plumtree, James (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 2011)
    This paper examines the accounts that describe the death and burial of three successive kings: William the Conqueror, William Rufus, and Henry I. The manner in which the monarch died, and the later treatment of his corpse, ...
  • Nicholson, Andrew Terence (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 2010)
    At least part of the concern here, as elsewhere in the critical literature surrounding adaptations of Shakespeare’s works, seems to me to centre on the question of whether these works survive in the later versions; that ...
  • Nichols, Bridget (The Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), 1998)
    A number of saints’ day collects were rewritten for the First Prayer Book of Edward VI of 1549 to replace their Sarum Rite predecessors. This was to avoid the impression, abhorrent to Reformation principles, that the ...

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