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Past Member

Nicholas McDowell

Funding provided by the Herodotus Fund

Affiliation

Historical Studies

Field of Study

Early Modern European Cultural History

Home Institution

University of Exeter
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Nicholas McDowell is working on ideas about the mortality of the soul in Britain c. 1550-1700, exploring their manifestations in poetry (Donne, Milton, Dryden) as much as theology and philosophy (Hobbes, Locke) to reflect on the tensions between a tradition of poetic idealism and the rise of a materialistic modernity.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Historical Studies
Fall

Degrees

Oxford
Ph.D.
2000