Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Saturday 13th April, 2013, 9.30-5.30 Little St Mary's Church, Trumpington St, Cambridge

This symposium will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Richard Crashaw, poet and divine. Crashaw is renowned as a unique voice in seventeenth-century English poetry, and a central figure in the Anglican Counter-Reformation of the 1620s and 30s. His life and verse have lately enjoyed renewed scholarly attention: through his acquaintance with the community at Little Gidding, for instance, and the history of his conversion to Roman Catholicism. This symposium, taking place at Little St Mary's Church, where Crashaw served as catechist and curate (next to Peterhouse, where he was a Fellow) will develop and enhance this interest in his work from literary, theological, philosophical, and musical perspectives.

John Adamson (University of Cambridge)
Katrin Ettenhuber (University of Cambridge)
Gary Kuchar (University of Victoria)
Alison Milbank (University of Nottingham)
Arabella Milbank (University of Cambridge)
Sophie Read (University of Cambridge)
Vincent Roger (Lille Catholic University)
Kate Shelly (University of Albany, SUNY)

For further information, please visit:

The symposium is free to attend, but places are limited. To register
your attendance, please contact the organisers: Christopher Burlinson
(cmb29@cam.ac.uk), Lucy Razzall (lmfr2@cam.ac.uk), and Simon Jackson

The symposium will be preceded by a concert in the church, on Friday 12
April at 8pm, featuring readings and musical settings of Richard Crashaw
from the seventeenth century to the present day, including music from
the Peterhouse Partbooks, the first modern performance of an ode by
Jeremiah Clarke, and new settings by Robin Holloway and Alec Roth.
Performed by the Choir of Little St Mary's, directed by Simon Jackson;
The Choir of Gonville and Caius College, directed by Geoffrey Webber;
and Chesterton Baroque, directed by Dan Tidhar.

Friday 12 April, 8 pm: tickets (£8/£5) available on the door.


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