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Why we need monsters like Medusa and the Sirens

Talking Humanities

Why we need monsters like Medusa and the Sirens

Dr Emma Bridges and Dr Valeria Vitale discusses the inspiration for a new anthology of fiction and non-fiction essays, poems and short stories, which re-invent ancient monsters.

Talking Humanities is the School of Advanced Study's flagship digital publication and covers groundbreaking humanities research throughout the UK.

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Architecture without Architects. Early Cinquecento Veneto literati as “directors” of the Refashioning of their own Houses

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Architecture without Architects

To build, you need a language and a programme. Guido Beltramini introduces the Cinquecento Veneto literati as “directors” of the refashioning of their own houses - the people who provided the models and sources for the language and the strategies for the programme.

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