Thursday, 11 October 2018

Raleigh 400 at Senate House, University of London: Monday 29 October

Seante House, University of London
Image credit: Steve Cadman

To mark the 400th anniversary of Sir Walter Raleigh's death, a special symposium on Ralegh’s life and writing will be hosted at Senate House by The Institute of English Studies as part of the events programme of the History of Books and Reading (HOBAR) research collaboration at The Open University. 

A free symposium has been organised by Carlo Bajetta (Valle d’Aosta), Jonathan Gibson (The Open University), and Teresa Grant (Warwick University). It will finish in time for people to go to the later event at St. Margaret’s Church. 

This free event will include talks by Ralegh’s most recent biographer Anna Beer, author of the acclaimed Patriot or Traitor: The Life and Death of Sir Walter Ralegh (Bloomsbury), and by other leading early modern scholars.  

Bibliographically Ralegh’s oeuvre is complicated and a main focus of the symposium will be a reconsideration of the textual situation, with the presentation of new manuscript evidence. We will also aim to identify important areas of emphasis for a proposed new edition of Ralegh’s works, focusing both on innovations in bibliography and history of the book as they relate to Ralegh and wider issues in cultural history.

Speakers: Carlo Bajetta (Valle d’Aosta), Catherine Bates (Warwick University) Anna Beer (Kellogg College, Oxford), Kate Bennett (Magdalen College, Oxford), Jonathan Gibson (The Open University)

Date: 29 October 2018, 10.00am - 3.00pm
Venue:  Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU



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