London Renaissance Seminar: 16 May

The London Renaissance Seminar
Classical Rome in the Renaissance Imagination
Organiser: Linda Grant
Saturday, May 16th 2009
Birkbeck, Room 403, Malet Street

1.30 Registration

1.50 Introduction (Linda Grant)

Panel One
Chair: Professor Catharine Edwards, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, Birkbeck

2.00 The reception of fama in Sannazaro’s De Partu Virginis, Vida’s Christiad, and Milton’s In Quintum Novembris
Professor Philip Hardie, Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College and Honorary Professor of Latin University of Cambridge

2.30 The Politics of Roman History in Late Elizabethan England: Henry Savile’s Tacitus
Dr Paulina Kewes, Fellow and Tutor in English Literature, Jesus College, University of Oxford

3.15 tea/coffee

3.30 Panel Two

Chair: Professor Tom Healy

3.30 (Paper title to be confirmed)
Dr Dorigen Caldwell, Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Art, Birkbeck

4.00 Roman ruins: Spenser, Shakespeare, and Du Bellay
Dr Bart van Es, Fellow and Lecturer, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford

5.15 wine