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Nov 14
18:00 - 19:30
Inaugural lecture: Catherine Richardson, '

In her inaugural lecture, Professor Catherine Richardson will explore the relationship between London and the provinces in early modern England. It will ponder our often pejorative sense of provincial culture – were the towns of the midlands and the south full of 'country bumpkins' out of touch with their smarter metropolitan peers in Elizabethan and Stuart England? As this is a rather large question to answer in an hour, it will concentrate on the type of local news that was of interest nationally, and one cultural form in particular – the early modern theatre. Along the way, there will be the opportunity to ponder travel, material culture, re-telling old tales, and how it might be that the speaker finds herself back in Kent, writing again about the same old play twenty years after her first attempts to understand it.The lecture will take place in Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 from 18:00 and will be followed by a drinks reception in the Grimond Foyer.Professor Richardson came to the University of Kent in 2007 from the University of Birmingham, where she was lecturer in English and History and Fellow of The Shakespeare Institute. She is interested in the relationship between texts and the material circumstances of their production and consumption and has published widely on the subject of early modern material culture.

Attendance is free but booking is required


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