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Renaissance Reborn – A Student Conference

3 May, 2017


Renaissance Reborn

A student conference at the University of Sheffield

3 May 2017


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.



12.45: Arrival and Welcome

1–2.15: Fact and Historical Fictions (Panel 1)

Daniel Clarke, University of Sheffield, ‘Mud and Medievalism: Casting for “authenticity” in HBO’s Game of Thrones

Beth Robson, University of Sheffield, ‘Outlander and Game of Thrones

Katharine Fellows, ‘Habemus Papam! Re-imagining the complexities of Conclave and papal elections in the Renaissance in modern historical fiction and drama’

2.15–2.30: Refreshments

2.30–3.45: Feminine Echoes (Panel 2)

Hannie Phillips, ‘Gnomeo and Juliet

Kate Hobbs, University of Sheffield, ‘Shakespeare and Tracey Emin’

Shirley Bell, Sheffield Hallam, ‘From Bawdy Ballad to Nursery Rhyme: The many uses of “There was a Lady Lov’d a Swine” ’

3.45–4.00: Refreshments

4–5: Performativity in Performance (Panel 3)

Shiyamali Manoharan, University of Sheffield, ‘Wise Children and the Effect of Camp on the Reinterpretation of Shakespearian Plays’

Joshua Caldicott, University of Nottingham, ‘ “Comedy, thy name is Krusty”: Negotiating the Shakespeare Myth in The Simpsons and BoJack Horseman

5–6: Keynote Address

Geoff Wall, University of York, Montaigne and the essay form (title tbc)

6-7: Drinks Reception



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34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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