The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0454 Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Date: September 23, 2013 9:39:50 AM EDT
Subject: Symposium: Essex: The Cultural Impact of an Elizabethan Courtier
The cultural impact of an Elizabethan courtier
Saturday 26th October, 12-4.30pm
Sheffield Hallam University, Room 9003, Cantor Building, City Campus
This one-day symposium marks the publication of a new collection of essays about the life and cultural impact of Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex. It brings together scholars who have been involved with the collection and whose research continues to engage with some of the issues and questions raised by their work for the volume. The papers will consider a selection of the diverse visual and textual manifestations of Essex and his circle in poetry and portraiture as well as in texts produced by the earl himself.
There is no registration fee and refreshments will be provided, but we do require you to e-mail us in advance to book a place:
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University)
‘“Mine excuse must only be the worthiness of former precedents”: Gervase Markham’s English Arcadia and the Earl of Essex’s Sidneian Inheritance’.
Richard Wood (Sheffield Hallam University)
‘More Poetry by the Earl of Essex?’
Hugh Gazzard (St. Hugh’s College, Oxford)
‘From Imitation to Counterfeit: Essex’s hand in correspondence’.
Andrew Gordon (University of Aberdeen).
“‘Still renewing wronges”: Gheeraert’s Persian Lady Revealed’.
Chris Laoutaris (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham) and Yasmin Arshad (University College London)
Lecturer in English
Sheffield Hallam University
Flyer: document Essex Flier