The Gascoigne Seminar 2011

Event Date: 
23 Sep 2011

The Gascoigne Seminar 2011

The third Gascoigne Seminar will be held on Friday 23rd September 2011 at Lincoln College, Oxford. This year the programme includes both a lute recital and a paper on Gascoigne and music, a session which should set Gascoigne firmly in context as a courtly poet-performer. The full line-up of speakers and topics is:

Prof Laurie Shannon (Northwestern University, Illinois), "The animal poems in The Noble Arte of Venerie"

Prof Mike Pincombe (University of Newcastle), "Gascoigne and his Contemporaries"

Dr Gavin Alexander (University of Cambridge), "Gascoigne and Music"

Dr Jane Griffiths (University of Bristol), "Gascoigne and Skelton"”

Chris Goodwin (Lute Society), "Gascoigne's 'Gascoigne's lute, Gascoigne's sparrow and Gascoigne's goodnight"

Dr Andy Kesson (University of Kent), "Gascoigne's Supposes"

Prof William Kerwin (University of Missouri), "Gascoigne and Marston"

Dr Gillian Austen (University of Bristol), "Gascoigne's Literary Reputation since 1603"

Michael Hetherington (University of Cambridge), "Gascoigne and Miscellanies"

This small international conference is supported by the Society for Renaissance Studies, who have made funding available to encourage postgraduates' participation. The conference fee is just £35 (£30 to members of the SRS) and includes an excellent lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The programme will start at 9am (for registration) and the day will end at around 5pm.

The conference is now fully booked but enquiries may be made to the organiser, Dr Gillian Austen (g.austen@bristol.ac.uk).