Faculty note: Boswell publication, presentation
An article by Caroline Boswell, associate professor of Humanistic Studies and History, was featured in a special forum on “Rethinking the English Revolution” in the Autumn 2014 issue of the Journal of British Studies, published by Cambridge University Press. The article, “Provoking Disorder: The Politics of Speech in Protectorate Middlesex,” explored how a 1654 ordinance against challenges, duels, and provocations gave non-elites the opportunity to pursue prosecution of threatening and abusive language as dangerous to society rather than to an individual. Boswell also recently presented the paper “Contesting Social Relations in Revolutionary England” at the National Conference on British Studies, held in Minneapolis. See an abstract of the British Studies article.