Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies

MEMS Research Seminar programme - Spring Term 2017-18

Welcome to the Autumn Term's schedule of weekly Reseach Seminars, featuring work-in-progress by scholars and doctoral students at the University of Kent, as well as across the UK and internationally. Seminars take place on Thursdays at 5.15pm in Darwin College, Lecture Theatre 3 (DLT3), unless otherwise stated.

Date Title

Week 13: Thurs 18 Jan

Professor Eddie Jones, University of Exeter

'Sir Lancelot and Other Hermits'

Week 14: Thurs 25 Jan

Dr. Liz Oakley Brown, Lancaster University

'Situating Premodern Surface Studies'

Week 15: Thurs 1 Feb


Kathleen Kennedy

"The Migratory English Coconut: Medieval and Colonial"

Week 16: Thurs 8 Feb

Associate Professor Gwilym Dodd, University of Nottingham

'The Politics of Surrender in the 1370s'

Week 17: Thurs 15 Feb

Grimond Lecture Theatre 2

RENAISSANCE: Professor Greg Walker, University of Edinburgh

The Politics of the Early Tudor Interlude: John Heywood and the Strange Case of The Pardoner and the Friar

Week 18: Thurs 22 Feb

Professor Catherine Richardson & Anna Hegland, University of Kent

Staging the Unstageable: Physicality and Violence in Arden of Faversham (a Cultures of Performance Workshop)

Week 19: Thurs 1 March


Professor Pamela King, University of Glasgow

Title to be confirmed

Week 20: Thurs 8 March

Sara Pennel, University of Greenwich

‘Where’s Wolley? The woman writer and publishing women’s writing in mid-seventeenth century England’

Week 21: Thurs 15 March

Dr Phil Slavin, University of Kent

Title to be confirmed

Week 22: Thurs 22 March

Grimond Lecture Theatre 2

CHAUCER: Professor Vincent Gillespie, University of Oxford

The Imaginative Syllogism: the Idea of the Poetic in the Middle Ages

Week 23: Thurs 29 March

To be arranged

Week 24: Thurs 5 April

Reading week - no seminar


See links below for details of previous Research Seminar Schedules:

Spring Term 2016-17
Autumn Term 2016-17
Spring Term 2015-16
Autumn Term 2015-16
Spring Term 2014-15
Autumn Term 2014-15
Spring 2013-14



Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NX

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Last Updated: 15/01/2018