Monthly Archives: November 2012


Recent discussions of the ‘early modern blogosphere’ have set me thinking about the circulation of the ‘written word’ on media such as Twitter. ¬†Although I believe that the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries valued material forms of textual circulation, digital media has seen a revival of the epigram with early modern parallels. ¬†I keep returning to […]

The echoes of cyberspace

A fascinating draft article by Newton Key on the ‘early modern blogosphere‘ draws some interesting comparisons between the dissemination, discussion, and reading of material in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the way we use cyberspace today. As the third paragraph of the draft paper notes, the early modern blogosphere – Anglophone blogging about the […]