Chair found for Cardiff Shakespeare panel

April 14, 2010

Elizabeth Ford, Johann Gregory and Étienne Poulard from Cardiff University are pleased to have secured Andy Kesson (University of Kent) to chair their panel:

Drifting Authority: An examination of authorship in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, Troilus and Cressida and Macbeth

This panel has been accepted for the SAMEMES conference entitled ‘Medieval and Early Modern Authorship’. The event will be hosted by the University of Geneva on 30th June – 2nd July 2010.

Their individual paper titles are:

Newes, from heaven’: Will Kemp in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus
Elizabeth Ford (Cardiff University)

The ‘author’s drift’ in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida
Johann Gregory (Cardiff University)

‘Towards his design / Moves like a ghost’: Shakespeare’s Self-Erasure in Macbeth
Étienne Poulard (Cardiff University)


Elizabeth Ford has just returned from the Renaissance Society of America conference in Venice where she presented a paper entitled ‘Will Kemp’s threat to Romeo and Juliet‘. Dr Joseph Sterrett (Cardiff University alum.) co-organised a panel at this conference entitled ‘”Thou Pray’st Not Well”: Prayer in performance and society in the Renaissance’.  This included his paper ‘Outpraying Prayers: Competitive prayer in Shakespeare’s Richard II‘.


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