Next up for SWEMN: Publicover on Poetic Geography in Antony and Cleopatra

The next meeting of the South West Early Modernist Network is next Wednesday, 19th November, starting at 6.30pm at Bath Spa University, Newton Park Campus. Laurence Publicover from the University of Bristol will be giving a paper entitled ‘‘His legs bestrid the ocean’: Poetic geography in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra and Massinger’s The Renegado’.

Abstract: in the early modern period a number of Christian Europeans elected to convert to Islam and live on the North African coast. This paper will explore how  Shakespeare and Massinger engage, indirectly, with anxieties about Englishmen who had ‘turned Turk’. The geographic structures employed by the playwrights, it will argue, function as a framework within which the unruly desires of their respective heroes can be examined.

Wine will be served after Laurence’s paper, and we will then be going on to eat in a Bath pub; you are welcome to join us.

Directions and a map of the campus are here. We will meet in the Castle, room CE.G01 on the ground floor (yes, a real castle!). The nearest car park is next to Newton building (see map); directions to Newton Park by public transport are also on the BSU website.

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