[this, and the last, from Tom Healy's LRS list ...]
Attenborough Film Theatre,
University of Leicester,
18 July 2008
This one-day conference, co-sponsored by the Leicester Early Modern Seminar Series, will explore Renaissance humour in its various forms, tracing these from the Henrician period through the Elizabethan era to the Restoration. The comic writings and performances of figures such as More, Shakespeare, Jonson, Nashe and Rochester will be considered in the light of the varied cultural and intellectual contexts in which they operated, with a view to considering the various forms of cultural work which humour and the comic might perform in the period.
Confirmed speakers include Michael Davies (Liverpool), Andrew Hiscock (Bangor), Sarah Knight (Leicester), Kate Loveman (Leicester), Sophie Murray (Oxford), Helen Pierce (York), Dave Postles (Leicester), Peter Smith (Nottingham Trent), Matthew Steggle (Sheffield Hallam), and Greg Walker (Edinburgh).
For further information, please contact the organizers: Dr Sarah Knight (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dr Dave Postles (email@example.com) and Prof. Greg Walker (Greg.Walker@ed.ac.uk).