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“With guiltles blood oft stained”: Spenser’s Ruines of Time and the Saints of St. Albans (2018)
Journal Article
Mottram, S. (2018). “With guiltles blood oft stained”: Spenser’s Ruines of Time and the Saints of St. Albans. Spenser studies, 31(1), 533-556. https://doi.org/10.1086/694442

Alban is conspicuously absent from Spenser’s Ruines of Time. Although Camden writes that Verulamium was “famous for […] bringing foorth Alban,” Spenser’s Verlame is silent on Alban and again departs from Camden to claim Verulamium had been built on t... Read More about “With guiltles blood oft stained”: Spenser’s Ruines of Time and the Saints of St. Albans.

Rereading Ruins: Edmund Spenser and Scottish Presbyterianism (2020)
Book Chapter
Mottram, S. (2020). Rereading Ruins: Edmund Spenser and Scottish Presbyterianism. In A. Walsham, B. Wallace, C. Law, & B. Cummings (Eds.), Memory and the English Reformation (223-237). Cambridge University Press

With a focus on Edmund Spenser, this chapter explores representations of ruined monasteries within (New) English protestant writing of c.1590-1642. Monastic ruins are visible mnemonics of British-Irish reformation, and protestants express surprisingl... Read More about Rereading Ruins: Edmund Spenser and Scottish Presbyterianism.

The religious geography of Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode”: popery, presbytery, and parti-coloured picts (2018)
Journal Article
Mottram, S. (2018). The religious geography of Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode”: popery, presbytery, and parti-coloured picts. Seventeenth Century, 33(4), 441-461. https://doi.org/10.1080/0268117X.2018.1484636

Marvell’s “Ode” (1650) is an English poem about a British problem – a problem further problematized by religion. The “Ode” lauds Cromwell’s Irish and Scottish campaigns, but English responses to these “colonial” wars were in reality complicated by pr... Read More about The religious geography of Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode”: popery, presbytery, and parti-coloured picts.

Ruin and reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell (2019)
Book
Mottram, S. (2019). Ruin and reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell. Oxford University Press

Ruin and Reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell explores writerly responses to the religious violence of the long reformation in England and Wales, spanning over a century of literature and history, from the establishment of the national ch... Read More about Ruin and reformation in Spenser, Shakespeare, and Marvell.

REF! (2019)
Book
Dickenson, S. J. (2019). REF!. Barbican Press

This play is based on a true story, ranging from the 1980s to the present century and across two continents. REF! is a universal tale of how one woman - against the odds - proves she can not only survive but triumph.

CBA (2014)
Book
Dickenson, S. J. (2014). CBA. Barbican Press

Trialled in schools with young people, CBA is a play that asks the really urgent questions of today. It seems so private, just you and the screen. You click ‘send’. Then the whole world crashes through. Keisha has a secret, Georgia has a security pro... Read More about CBA.

“A most excellent medicine”: Malaria, Mithridate, and the death of Andrew Marvell (2021)
Journal Article
Mottram, S. (2021). “A most excellent medicine”: Malaria, Mithridate, and the death of Andrew Marvell. Seventeenth Century, 36(4), 653-679. https://doi.org/10.1080/0268117X.2021.1901240

The poet Andrew Marvell (1621–78) died suffering from vivax malaria, a common disease in the seventeenth century, endemic in estuary regions of eastern England. This article explores Marvell’s death alongside the literature and history of malaria and... Read More about “A most excellent medicine”: Malaria, Mithridate, and the death of Andrew Marvell.

The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames (2021)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K., & Crofts, M. (in press). The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames. In A. Alcala Gonzalez, & C. H. Sederholm (Eds.), Lovecraft in the 21st Century: Dead, But Still Dreaming (213-226). New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367713065

Manuel Aguirre’s The Closed Space: Horror Literature and Western Symbolism (1990) drew critical focus to the importance of enclosed spaces and Gothic literature; caverns, catacombs and labyrinths. For Aguirre ‘the world is defined in horror literatur... Read More about The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames.

The Vanishing South: Race and the Ecogothic in Ambrose Bierce and Charles Chesnutt (2022)
Journal Article
Corstorphine, K. (in press). The Vanishing South: Race and the Ecogothic in Ambrose Bierce and Charles Chesnutt. Studies in American Fiction, 49( Special Issue on the Ecogothic),

Ambrose Bierce’s short stories present Gothic visions of the colonial encounter with the American wilderness in a way that complicates notions of land ownership and the relationship of humans to the environment. In ‘The Damned Thing’ (1893), a seemin... Read More about The Vanishing South: Race and the Ecogothic in Ambrose Bierce and Charles Chesnutt.

Conscience in Marvell (2023)
Book Chapter
Mottram, S. (in press). Conscience in Marvell. In A. Hadfield, & P. Hammond (Eds.), Words at War: The Contested Language of the English Civil War (237-50). Oxford University Press

Andrew Marvell today enjoys a reputation as a Restoration champion of religious freedom, but this reputation can seem out of step with Marvell’s more outspoken attacks on protestant sects in his Commonwealth poems, and with his ambivalent approach, i... Read More about Conscience in Marvell.

In search of Appleton [poem] (2022)
Other
Mottram, S. (2022). In search of Appleton [poem]. [Printed book]. Talgarreg

'In search of Appleton' is a poem within the anthology, 'Companions of His Thoughts More Green'. This anthology celebrates the work of Andrew Marvell (1621–1678). One of the finest of the Metaphysical poets, Marvell did not come into his own until hi... Read More about In search of Appleton [poem].