Archive for February, 2011


Healthy Reading

February 28, 2011

Details and extracts from the SCOLAR Healthy Reading Exhibition are now availble here


Shakespeare et les arts de la table

February 22, 2011

Find out more here.


Andy Mousley next MEMORI Speaker

February 21, 2011

‘Re-thinking the Human and the Human Significance of Literature:

The Wakefield Second Shepherds’ Play and King Lear

Andy Mousley (De Montfort University)

This Thurday (Feb 24th), Humanities Building, 5.15pm



John Kerrigan: Wales-Ireland Research Seminar

February 21, 2011

(Monday, 21 February) at 5.15pm in Room 2.03 in the
Humanities Building, Cardiff University

Professor John Kerrigan (Cambridge University), will be giving a lecture
entitled ”’By Ieshu’ and ‘By Crish, La’: Binding Language in Shakespeare’s
Henry V”.

This is a Wales-Ireland Research Seminar/MEMORI joint event.

More info here.


MEMORI Lecture: Tobias Döring

February 17, 2011

February 17   Tobias Döring (Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich):

‘Feasting and Forgetting: Sir Toby Belch and the Lure of Lethe’

5.15pm in the Humanities Building, room 2.03

Find out more about MEMORI lectures here.


Healthy Reading Exhibition 1590-1690

February 16, 2011

If you don’t get the chance today to view  the Healthy Reading Exhibition 1590-1690 in SCOLAR, then fear not; the plan is to resurrect the exhibition in July and August this summer.

For more information see here.


The Thirteenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

February 15, 2011

26-28 May 2011

The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham


We invite graduate students with interests in Shakespearean and Renaissance studies to join us in May at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon for The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.

The conference is run by students, for students, and is now in its thirteenth year. It has a reputation for providing a friendly but stimulating academic forum and attracts delegates from around the world. Delegates have the opportunity to present their research in front of an audience of peers, to attend several plenary sessions organised across the three days of the conference, and to see the RSC production of The Merchant of Venice, starring Patrick Stewart, at group-booking price. The Institute is also ideally situated for students who want to visit the beautiful and historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon, to explore the world-class resources of the Shakespeare Institute Library and the Shakespeare Centre Library or to watch further exciting shows at the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre (see for the full season).

The conference will feature talks by Martin Wiggins (The Shakespeare Institute), Catherine Richardson (The University of Kent), Matthew Frost (Manchester University Press), Jacquelyn Bessell (The Shakespeare Institute) and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, who will provide First Folio and archive viewing. Jacque MacDonald will direct a performance of a court masque. Lunch will be provided on each day.

We invite abstracts of approximately 200 words for papers of twenty minutes length (3,000 words or less). Delegates wanting to give papers must register by April 15 2011. Undergraduates in their final two years may attend the conference as auditors, as indeed may postgraduates. We encourage early registration to ensure a place on the conference programme.

The website contains more information about the event and the venue, including prices and downloadable registration forms. See or email us at

Deadline for Papers: 15 April 2011

Deadline for Auditors: 10 May 2011

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