A Two-Day International Conference to be Held at
King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon,
on 22-23 September 2001
For a long period biography seemed a dead issue in literary and theatre studies. Now a number of scholars are writing biographies of early modern authors. Why has this change taken place? This conference will explore the "new directions" in the biographies of three Elizabethan and Jacobean playwrights: Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson. It will examine the most recent biographical studies of the playwrights and attempt to chart a course for future studies.
Lloyd Davis (Queensland, Australia)
Ian Donaldson (Cambridge)
Katherine Duncan-Jones (Oxford)
Richard Dutton (Lancaster)
Peter Holland (The Shakespeare Institute)
Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam, UK)
J. R. Mulryne (Warwick, UK)
Alan H. Nelson (UC, Berkeley)
David Riggs (Stanford)
Margaret Shewring (Warwick, UK)
Stanley Wells (The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust)
Richard Wilson (Lancaster, UK)
Blair Worden (Sussex, UK)
Conference Fee: £25 (Full), £12.50 (1 day), £10 (Students & Unwaged)
The conference fee covers registration, attendance at all lectures, tea and coffee. Accommodation and meals are the responsibility of participants.
The lectures will be held in "Big School", the schoolroom in which it is probable that Shakespeare himself was taught.
The provisioinal programme and the booking form are available online. Please visit the conference website listed below.
This conference is organised under the auspices of the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick, and King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon.
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