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Greg Walker: The Biennial Blake Lecture
4 May, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The School of English’s biennial Blake Lecture celebrates the study of literature and language pre-1600.
“Arrested Development: Bruegel’s Children, Clowns and Fooling on the Tudor Stage”
The 2017 Blake Lecture will be delivered by Greg Walker, Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is a specialist in the literary culture of the reign of Henry VIII, has written widely on late-medieval drama and poetry, Renaissance literature, the history of the stage in the period before the building of the professional playhouses, and the cultural consequences of the Henrician Reformation. He has also published on the early films of Alexander Korda and popular music in the 1970s. He was Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded ‘Staging and Representing the Scottish Renaissance Court‘ project, and is currently working on a biography of the Tudor playwright John Heywood.