About me

My name is Vladimir Makarov and I am a scholar of Early Modern English literature and culture. I am mainly interested in the formation of the Early Modern public sphere, scandals, subversion, non-literary discourses in literature, and other forms of destructive creation.

I am also a big fan of F(L)OSS and indie music. I consider myself lucky to be studying authors with works long in public domain :)

As for today, this page is still under development, waiting for some artistic touch to be added.

Now for credits.

The header text is from The Armies Letany, Imploring the Blessing of God on the present proceedings of the Armie. By the Author of Mercurius Melancholicus. Printed in the yeere 1647.

The image in the header is a part of the titlepage woodcut from Nevves, True News, Laudable News, Citie News, Countrey News: The World is Mad, or it is a mad World my Masters, especially now when in the Antipodes these things are come to passe. London, MDCXLII, reproduced below

newes true newes

One day, I hope to take a closer look at these and many other texts, still lying in wait for a friendly eye. Or eyes.

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