What were they thinking? The challenges of academic book reviews

This session is intended as a development activity for postgraduates and early career researchers. Combining insight into published book reviews and anecdotes about the writing process with pragmatic advice, this session will examine the role of book reviews as a Continue reading What were they thinking? The challenges of academic book reviews

Andy Kesson and Before Shakespeare

Sheffield postgraduate Cat Evans reports on the lecture, ‘Peculiar Houses: Building public theatres in Elizabethan London’ given by Dr Andy Kesson (University of Roehampton, London) on 5 October 2017, and on the masterclass he gave the following day. Andy Kesson Continue reading Andy Kesson and Before Shakespeare

Andy Kesson Masterclass

Dr Andy Kesson is the Principal Investigator for the AHRC-funded Before Shakespeare project. In this workshop he’ll be sharing his insight into early modern London playhouses with a particular focus on putting archival material into dialogue with performance-based approaches. This workshop Continue reading Andy Kesson Masterclass

Responding to Utopia

This event is primarily intended as a workshop for a forthcoming publication. If you want to attend, please contact Professor Cathy Shrank.   PROGRAMME 12: welcome and introductions   12.15-1.30: Chloë Houston (Reading), ‘Early modern Utopian fiction’ Nicole Pohl (Oxford Continue reading Responding to Utopia

Rethinking Time via the Early Modern Almanac

Back in the crisp days of March, Book History @ Sheffield heard a fabulous paper from Sheffield PhD student, Catherine Evans. In her talk, ‘Pleating Time in Early Modern Almanacs’, Catherine reported back on archival research completed during a four Continue reading Rethinking Time via the Early Modern Almanac

SCEMS Research Project Day

On Wednesday 7 June we will be running a ‘SCEMS research projects day’, which will provide an opportunity for colleagues to hear about early modern research projects in development, and also some which are in progress. We have a number Continue reading SCEMS Research Project Day

Greg Walker: The Biennial Blake Lecture

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 Continue reading Greg Walker: The Biennial Blake Lecture

Greg Walker Masterclass

‘Complaining About the Weather: John Heywood, Thomas More, and the Opening of the Reformation Parliament’

Renaissance Reborn – A Student Conference

Renaissance Reborn A student conference at the University of Sheffield 3 May 2017 HRI Feel free to attend just one or a couple of the panels if you cannot come to the  entire event, but please register in advance.

‘Order and Disorder in the Early Modern Book’ with Catherine Evans and Alison Horgan

This EMF is jointly organised with Book History. It will feature 2 current PhD students from the School of English.