19 Jun 2008 - 21 Jun 2008 All day CRASSH


Deadline for Registration: 12 June 2008

Programme and Registration
A provisional programme can be found by clicking on the link on the right hand side of this page.  Please use the “Booking Link” to book a place and pay online. The standard fee is £35 and the reduced student fee is £17. 


Convenor: Philip Hardie(University of Cambridge)

This conference is planned as a workshop in association with the writing of a volume on The English Renaissance (edited by Patrick Cheney, Penn State, and Philip Hardie, Cambridge), part of a new 5-volume Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature (OUP). This volume will combine the methods of traditional studies in literary influence with more recent approaches to allusion, intertextuality, and reception, set in the wider frame of the cultural and institutional contexts of the English Renaissance.


The speakers at the conference will include most of the contributors to the volume, an international group numbering many of the leading scholars in the field as well as younger scholars. The conference is intended not as an occasion for the airing of first drafts of the chapters in the volume, but rather to promote a more general discussion of approaches and methods. How does one do classical reception in English literature in the twenty-first century? A particular purpose will be to bring together experts in English literature and classics in a dialogue over the ways in which they approach texts and their contexts. The conference will be open to other scholars and students, and we hope that it will generate wide interest in both classics and English literature. A follow-up conference will be held at Penn State University in 2009.



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