Thursday, November 02, 2006

Early Modern English Manuscript Studies

The forthcoming autumn term sees the launch of a new regular series of seminars introduced by Dr Peter Beal, Senior Research Fellow, in association with the AHRC-funded CELM (Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700) database project at the Institute of English Studies. The seminars, generally three per term, will allow distinguished invited speakers to discuss aspects of manuscript or archival research in connection with chosen subjects of special interest. They will thus contribute to a growing body of scholarship in an area of early modern cultural studies, whose potential - in relation to literary, textual, palaeographical, bibliographical and historical research -- has been increasingly recognised through a number of major pioneering projects in the past three decades.


31 October 2006
Venue: Room 273 (ST)
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Speakers: Professor Susan Cerasano (Colgate University)
"Revisiting Henslowe's Diary"

Susan Cerasano, Edgar W. B. Fairchild Professor of Literature at Colgate University, New York, is a leading early modern theatre historian and an authority on the archive of the impresario Philip Henslowe (c.1555-1616) and his son-in-law the actor Edward Alleyn (1566-1626).

29 November 2006
Venue: ST273 (Stewart House) Time: 17:30 - 19:00 Speakers: Professor David Norbrook, Merton College, Oxford "Poisons and Antidotes: Lucretius, Lucy Hutchinson, and Textual Transmission".

13 December 2006
Venue: ST273 (Stewart House) Time: 17:30 - 19:00 Speakers: Professor Germaine Greer "'These fragments I have shored against my ruins': Literary Culture and the New Teechnology"

Germaine Greer, Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Studies at Warwick University, is a well-known and controversial writer and academic, author of numerous books and a frequent broadcaster. Her interests in early modern women writers and in related archives have led, among other things, to a standard poetical anthology and to major editions of Katherine Philips and Ann Wharton.



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