Author Archives: Stephen Bending and Jennifer Milam

Stephen Bending is senior lecturer in English and director of the Southampton Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Southampton. Jennifer Milam is professor of Art History and head of the School for Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne.

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Posted on Dec. 6, 2018 by Stephen Bending and Jennifer Milam
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What do we mean by an "English," a "French," or an "American" garden? What are the differences between them in the early modern transatlantic world, and what might they—or those who experience them—still...

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Jun. 9, 2021 by Natalie Russell
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Born in Dublin and named for Irish folk heroes, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854–1900) became a cultural hero in his own right ...
Jun. 2, 2021 by Lisa Blackburn
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Offerings of fruit, rice cakes, fish, and wine; humble gifts of pine sprigs; scatterings of salt; rhythmic chants; and a taiko drum’s deep resonant tones soaring skyward to invoke the spirits. These...
May. 5, 2021 by Lisa Blackburn
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Experts on nomenclature—from Madison Avenue marketing executives to the parents of newborn babies—have long believed that choosing the right name can make all the difference ...

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