Marvell and London: Oxford Conference July 2010

‘Marvell and London’

A two day conference to be held at Keble College, Oxford, 9-10 July, 2010, will focus on Marvell’s representation of London in his work, and on the imbrication of his poetic and satirical agendas in the landscape, politics and society of the capital. Speakers will interrogate Marvell’s place within the government of the Protectorate, his relations with other London writers, his sense of place and also his sense of dis-placement from his original base in the north, in his home city of Hull and with the Fairfax household at Nun Appleton.

Keynote speakers: Steven Zwicker, Derek Hirst, Martin Dzelzainis. Also: Ian Archer, Nicholas McDowell, David Norbrook, and Margaret Kean.

Papers include:

Martin Dzelzainis, ‘Marvell south of the river’

Nick McDowell, ”I am a free-born Roman; suffer then, / That I amongst you live a Citizen’: Marvell, Herrick, and the Poetic Culture of Inter-War London’

David Norbrook, ‘Epicurean landscapes’

Diane Purkiss, ‘Bod MS Eng.Poet d. 49: what is it?’

A panel of Princeton and Oxford graduate students

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The Copious Text: Sussex Conference, 18/5/2010

The Copious Text: Encyclopaedic Books in Early Modern England

18th May 2010, School of English Social Space (Arts B274)

Entry is free and all are welcome

10:00  Tea/Coffee

10:30 Welcome from Prof Tom Healy

10:45 – 12:15

Chair: Prof Andrew Hadfield

Tom Freeman (Cambridge University and the Foxe Project): ‘Size Matters: Foxe’s “Book of Martyrs” as an Encyclopaedia for the Godly’.

Neil Rhodes (St Andrews): ‘Common Knowledge: Accessing Shakespeare’s Encyclopedias’

12:15-13:15  Lunch


Chair: Dr Margaret Healy

Angus Vine (University of Sussex) ‘Curious Readers: Collaboration and Cooperation in Camden’s Britannia’

Kathryn Murphy (Jesus College, Oxford): ‘Polymathy and Polypraxy: Kinds of Copiousness in Robert Burton’

14:45-15:15  Tea/Coffee break


Chair: Dr Mathew Dimmock

Kevin Killeen (University of York): ‘The Morsel and the Meal: The Early Modern Theopaedia’

Kate Bennett (New College, Oxford): ‘Aubrey and the Antiquarians’

16:45-17:15   Tea/Coffee Break


Chair: Prof Brian Cummings

Closing remarks and roundtable discussion


Symposium Dinner

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Wednesday: Toulalan on the Abuse of Children in Early Modern England

The next seminar in the Exeter Early Modern Seminar series takes place this Wednesday 3 March. The speaker is Dr. Sarah Toulalan (Exeter, History) and her paper is entitled:

‘Child Sexual Abuse in Early Modern England’

The seminar will take place in Amory 417 at 4pm and will be video-conferenced to Tremough, DM Seminar D. Refreshments will follow.