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Work on Browne, post-2000

This section will be updated as new publications arise and, where appropriate, are duplicated in sections below. This section is also organised by date of publication (roughly), rather than alphabetically.


  • Killeen, Kevin, Biblical Scholarship, Science and Politics in Early Modern England: Thomas Browne and the Thorny Place of Knowledge (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2009)
  • Barbour, Reid and Claire Preston (eds), Sir Thomas Browne: The World Proposed (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)
  • Murphy, Kathryn and Todd, Richard (eds), "A man very well studyed": New Contexts for Thomas Browne (Leiden, Brill, 2009)
  • Murphy, Kathryn, '"A Man of Excellent Parts" – The Manuscript Readers of Thomas Browne’s Religio Medici', TLS – The Times Literary Suplement, Jul 4, 2008, no. 5492, pp. 14-15
  • J. S. Ryan, 'From A Mining Warden's Verhandah: Thomas Browne as 'Nation' Watcher-Ethnographer' Australian Folklore: A Yearly Journal of Folklore Studies 23 (2008) 94-108


  • Barbour, Reid. 'Charity, Halifax and Utopia: The Disadvantageous Setting of Thomas Browne's Religio Medici'. Renaissance Papers (2007), 17-31
  • Barbour, Reid, 'The Topic of Sir Thomas Browne's Dissertataion', Notes and Queries, 2007 Mar. 54 (252) (1): 38-39.
  • Linden, Stanton. 'Smatterings of the Philosopher’s Stone: Sir Thomas Browne and Alchemy' in Linden, Stanton J. (ed. and introd.), Mystical Metal of Gold: Essays on Alchemy and Renaissance Culture (New York: AMS; 2007), pp. 339-62.
  • Schwyzer, Philip, 'Readers of the Lost Urns: Desire and Disintegration in Thomas Browne's Urn-Burial' in Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • Edwards, Karen, 'Days of the Locust: Natural History, Politics, and the English Bible' in Killeen and Forshaw (eds), The Word and the World: Biblical Exegesis and Early-Modern Science (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007)
  • Killeen, Kevin, '"The doctor quarrels with some pictures": exegesis and animals in Thomas Browne's Pseudodoxia Epidemica.' Early Science and Medicine 12:1 (2007), 1-27
  • Wood GJ, 'Literary allusion in Javier Marias's El 'Siglo', Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 84: 5 (2007), 589-607 
  • Stanton Linden,'Smatterings of the Philosopher’s Stone: Sir Thomas Browne and Alchemy', in Stanton J. Linden, (ed.) Mystical Metal of Gold: Essays on Alchemy and Renaissance Culture (New York: AMS; 2007). pp. 339-62
  • Adam Phillips, 'The Dream Horizon' Raritan: A Quarterly Review; 26:1 (2006), 92-108


  • Dodds, Lara, '"Art and Fallacy" or "The Naked Offer"? Style and Science in Sir Thomas Browne’s Pseudodoxia Epidemica', Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism, 2006 Aug; 28 (2): 222-33
  • Preston, Claire, 'The Jocund Cabinet and the Melancholy Museum in Seventeenth-Century English Literature' in Evans, R. J. W. and Marr, Alexander (eds), Curiosity and Wonder from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Aldershot, England: Ashgate; 2006), pp. 87-106
  • Steinmann, Holger, 'Zitatruinen unterm Hundsstern: W. G. Sebalds Ansichten von der Nachtseite der Philologie' in Niehaus, Michael and Öhlschläger, Claudia (eds), W. G. Sebald: Politische Archäologie und melancholische Bastelei (Berlin, Germany: Schmidt; 2006), pp. 145-56
  • Killeen, Kevin, '"Three pounds and fifteen shillings; the inconsiderable salary of Judas": seventeenth-century exegesis, cultural historiography and Thomas Browne's Pseudodoxia Epidemica', Renaissance Studies 20:4 (2006), 502-519
  • Blanco, Mercedes. Arqueologías de Tlön. Borges y el Urn Burial de Browne in Iván Almeida, and Cristina Parodi, (eds) El fragmento infinito: Estudios sobre 'Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius' de J. L. Borges. (Saragossa: PU de Zaragoza; 2006) pp. 73-97


  • Leahy M, 'Plantation and Thicket: A Doubt (Sight) reading of Sir Thomas Browne's 'Garden of Cyrus', Performance Research, 10:2 (2005), 111-122 
  • Various authors, 'Sir Thomas Browne's Birthday', Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 98: 3 (2005)
  • Preston, Claire, Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Modern Science (Cambridge, 2005)
  • Reginald Askew, 'Writings that Defy All Comparison': Sir Thomas Browne as Theologian’, Theology 108 (2005), 403-13
  • Corless-Smith, Martin, 'That Purple Piece of Silk between Sebald and Browne, or How We Spin Our Literary Shrouds', Denver Quarterly, (40:1), 2005, 27-39.
  • Huebert, Ronald, 'The Private Opinions of Sir Thomas Browne', Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, (45:1), 2005 Winter, 117-34.
  • Lambert, Ladina Bezzola, 'Moving in Circles: The Dialectics of Selfhood in Religio Medici', Renaissance Studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies, 19: 3 (2005): 364-79.
  • Pender, Stephen, 'Signs of Interiority, or Epistemology in the Bodyshop' Dalhousie Review, 85:2 (2005): 221-37.


  • Cummings. Brian, 'Pliny’s Literate Elephant and the Idea of Animal Language in Renaissance Thought' in Erica Fudge (ed.) Renaissance Beasts: Of Animals, Humans and Other Wonderful Creatures (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004)


  • Achermann, Eric, 'Ordnung im Wirbel: Knorr von Rosenroth als Kompilator und Übersetzer von Thomas Browne, Jean d'Espagnet, Henry More, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz und Antoine Le Grand' Morgen-Glantz: Zeitschrift der Christian Knorr von Rosenroth-Gesellschaft, (13), 2003, 205-82
  • Blanco, Mercedes 'Arqueologías de Tlön: Borges y el Urn Burial de Browne' Variaciones Borges: Journal of the Jorge Luis Borges Center for Studies and Documentation, (15), 2003, 19-46.
  • Burke, Victoria E., 'Contexts for women's manuscript miscellanies: the case of Elizabeth Lyttelton and Sir Thomas Browne', Yearbook of English Studies 33 (2003), 316-28.
  • Marchitello, Howard, 'Garden frisson', Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (33:1) 2003, 143-77.
  • Wong, Samuel Glen, 'Constructing a critical subject in Religio Medici', Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 (43:1) 2003, 117-36.


  • Johnson, Christopher, 'Intertextuality and translation: Borges, Browne, and Quevedo', Translation and Literature (11:2) 2002, 174-94.
  • Kitzes, Adam H., 'Hydriotaphia, 'the sensible rhetorick of the dead'', Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 (42:1) 2002, 137-54.
  • Viviani, Valerio, 'The Garden of Cyrus di Sir Thomas Browne: il giardino della mente' in Billi, Mirella (ed.), Giardini. Viterbo: Sette Città, 2001. (pp. 163-75)
  • Edgecombe, Rodney Stenning, 'Donne, Browne and Eschatological Vision', Seventeenth-Century News, (58:3-4), 2000 Fall-Winter, 286-91.
  • Coronato, Rocco, 'Adamo senza ombelico: La genesi dell'errore secondo Tomaso Garzoni e Thomas Browne, con l'aggiunta di Bacon', Rivista di Letterature Moderne e Comparate, 53:3 (2000): 271-94.