Verweij, Dr Sebastiaan
Job Title: Post-doctoral Research Assistant (The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne)
Period/Subject: Early Modern E-mail address: email@example.com
My research interests are two-fold. Firstly, I am the AHRC Research Associate for the Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne. A team of international editors led by General Editor Peter McCullough will produce the first annotated critical edition of the sermons (16 volumes, for Oxford University Press). My responsibility in the project mainly involves bibliographical research (collation, establishing copy text, transcription), as well as the co-authoring of the Textual Companion (Volume 16), which is scheduled for publication in 2015. This Textual Companion will present the full bibliographical history of the sermons, from the earliest manuscript to the latest printed folio, and include discussion of, for example, Donne’s presentation copies, the manuscript context of Donne’s sermons in miscellanies, and printers’ textual revisions.
Secondly, I work on the literature and book history of Early Modern Scotland. My first book is in preparation: The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland: Manuscript Production and Circulation, c. 1560-c. 1630. This will be the first book-length study of its kind. Several chapters will discuss places of manuscript production (court, city, country), whereas another two will take a more thematic approach and discuss, respectively, women and the manuscript book, and the English verse in Scottish miscellanies. I am also engaged with a major bibliographical resource: An Index of First Lines of Older Scots Poetry, 1475-1625. I also have a strong interest in humanities computing, especially the TEI.
Late-medieval and early-modern literature; Shakespeare; Spenser; History of the Book and bibliography, especially manuscript studies and palaeography; Older Scots literature.
Recent and forthcoming Publications:
- ‘Reading and Mending the Troy Book in Renaissance Scotland’, Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 7 (2012), 11-30
- ‘Poulter’s Measure, Sir Edward Dyer, and the ‘Dier’ in Jacobean Scotland’, in James VI and I, Literature and Scotland: Tides of Change, 1567-1625, ed. by David Parkinson (Louvain: Peeters, 2012), pp. 299-321
- ‘Illustrating Printed Books and Manuscripts’, in Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Vol. 1, From the Earliest Times to 1700, ed. Sally Mapstone and Alastair Mann (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013): forthcoming
- [with Angus Vine] ‘Digitizing Reversed Manuscripts’, in Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture, ed. by Brent Nelson and Melissa Terras (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2012), 113-36
- ‘Ten Sonnets from Scotland: Text, Context and Coterie Writing in CUL MS Kk.5.30’, English Manuscript Studies, 16 (2011), 141-69
- ‘The Manuscripts of William Fowler: A Revaluation of The Tarantula of Love, A Sonnet Sequence, and Of Death’, Scottish Studies Review, 8:2 (2007), pp. 9-23
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