SEMINAR: A Modern Seminary? Spenserís The Faerie Queene Shaping the Modern
|A Modern Seminary? Spenserís The Faerie Queene Shaping the Modern : An ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Seminar
In this talk Simon Palfrey will explore how Spenser's hallucinogenic renaissance epic, The Faerie Queene, might provide the dark model for modern life, secretly repeating throughout personal and national histories.
Simon Palfrey grew up in Hobart before going to the Australian National University and Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and is now Professor of English Literature at Brasenose College, University of Oxford. He is a founding editor of the Bloomsbury series 'Shakespeare Now!' and 'Beyond Criticism'. His books include Late Shakespeare: A New World of Words (Oxford, 1997), Shakespeare in Parts (Oxford, 2007, with Tiffany Stern), Doing Shakespeare (Arden, 2004, 2nd ed. 2011), Shakespeare's Possible Worlds (Cambridge, 2014), Poor Tom: Living King Lear (Chicago, 2014). His most recent publications are Shakespeare's Dead (Bodleian Library/Chicago, 2016, with Emma Smith) and the novel Macbeth, Macbeth (Bloomsbury, 2016), written with Ewan Fernie. He is a Distinguished International Visiting Fellow with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100‒1800.
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