The most recent issue of Marvell Studies contains essays by William Fitzhenry (on the relationship between vitalism, the new materialism, and satire in “The Last Instructions to a Painter”) and Patrick J. McGrath (on the contrasting concepts of allusion and echo in Marvell’s verse, especially “A Dialogue, Between the Resolved Soul, and Created Pleasure”). In addition, this issue contains a review of Martin Dzelzainis and Edward Holberton’s The Oxford Handbook of Andrew Marvell by Greg Miller, as well as a reflection on Donald Friedman’s Marvell’s Pastoral Art by Michael Schoenfeldt.
Due to the reduced accessibility of important research materials during the COVID-19 pandemic, the special issue on manuscript circulation and book history will now appear in spring 2021. Edited by Diane Purkiss, the issue will include essays (by Johanna Harris, Julie Park, Patrick McGrath, and Stewart Mottram) on the material circulation of Marvell’s poetry and prose, in both manuscript and print, especially how that circulation raises questions about the theory of the republic of letters and the reception and efficacy of satire.
The journal welcomes individual essay submissions, as well as special issue proposals. Please send any queries in this respect to the editor, Ryan Netzley (email@example.com). Laurent Curelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) serves as the book review editor: please contact him with any suggestions for books to review.