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Dr Emily Butterworth, Obscenity: Word Histories
2 November, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr Emily Butterworth (King’s College London) will be leading a masterclass on Friday, 2 November (abstract below). Places are free and open to staff and students; if you are a member of staff, please e-mail the SCEMS co-ordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the reserve list, if you are a student please register via this link.
Paying attention to words and their contemporary meanings is an important part of Dr Butterworth’s research. Obscenity offers an unusually rich and suggestive history in the sixteenth century as a word on the cusp of reinvention. A brief contribution to a collective book on Renaissance obscenities and further extracts from dictionaries, word lists, and literature will be circulated.