Law and society

Life and Death on the Plantations: Selected Jesuit Letters from the Caribbean
Edited and translated by Michael Harrigan 
Critical Texts 6812 April 2021


Gender and sexuality

The Pen and the Needle: Rousseau & the Enlightenment Debate on Women’s Education
Edited by Joanna M. Barker 
Critical Texts 8026 November 2021


Fin-de-siècle

Mathilde Blind: Selected Fin-de-Siècle Poetry and Prose
Edited by James Diedrick 
Critical Texts 70 / Jewelled Tortoise 612 November 2021


History of ideas

Delw y Byd: A Medieval Welsh Encyclopedia
Edited by Natalia I. Petrovskaia 
MHRA Library of Medieval Welsh Literature 31 December 2020


'Lucan', Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (39-65), Roman poet

Thomas May, Lucan's Pharsalia (1627)
Edited by Emma Buckley and Edward Paleit 
Tudor and Stuart Translations 187 December 2020


Plutarch (46-120), Greek essayist

Plutarch in English, 1528–1603: Volume 1: Essays
Edited by Fred Schurink 
Tudor and Stuart Translations 2/1 of 218 December 2020

  • ‘The really significant contribution to scholarship is Schurink’s General Introduction. Here we see his command of the subject, and can trace the logic and the evidence that results in the inescapable conclusion that we really should take Plutarch more seriously... there is much about these two volumes that makes them important material for anyone seeking to understand English literature in the sixteenth and, indeed, the seventeenth centuries.’ — Freyja Cox Jensen, Translation and Literature 30, 2021, 384-390 (full text online)

Plutarch in English, 1528–1603: Volume 2: Lives
Edited by Fred Schurink 
Tudor and Stuart Translations 2/2 of 218 December 2020

  • ‘The really significant contribution to scholarship is Schurink’s General Introduction. Here we see his command of the subject, and can trace the logic and the evidence that results in the inescapable conclusion that we really should take Plutarch more seriously... there is much about these two volumes that makes them important material for anyone seeking to understand English literature in the sixteenth and, indeed, the seventeenth centuries.’ — Freyja Cox Jensen, Translation and Literature 30, 2021, 384-390 (full text online)

Thomas May (1594-1650), English poet

Thomas May, Lucan's Pharsalia (1627)
Edited by Emma Buckley and Edward Paleit 
Tudor and Stuart Translations 187 December 2020


Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-78), French philosopher

The Pen and the Needle: Rousseau & the Enlightenment Debate on Women’s Education
Edited by Joanna M. Barker 
Critical Texts 8026 November 2021


Mathilde Blind (1841-96), German/English writer

Mathilde Blind: Selected Fin-de-Siècle Poetry and Prose
Edited by James Diedrick 
Critical Texts 70 / Jewelled Tortoise 612 November 2021


Francisco Morales Nieva (1924-2016), Spanish playwright

Francisco Nieva: Coronada y el toro
Edited by Komla Aggor 
Critical Texts 6415 November 2021

  • ‘La prestigiosa editorial asentada en Cambridge Modern Humanities Research Association acaba de publicar una edición de la obra del genio español Francisco Nieva, «Coronada y el Toro», con una magnífica introducción y estudio del especialista en Nieva Komla Aggor, profesor de la Texas Christian University. «Coronada y el Toro» es una obra maestra.’ — Martín-Miguel Rubio Esteban, ABC 29 September 2020, 14
  • ‘La Modern Humanities Research Association acaba de publicar una excelente edición de la obra de Francisco Nieva, Coronada y el toro, preparada por el investigador experto en la obra de Nieva, Komla Aggor.’www.francisconieva.com September 2020