Update: Coming Up in Medieval and Early Modern Studies


Dark Materials in Literature and Criticism

Friday, 17 April 2015, 10am-4pm
Room 471, Global Change Institute (Building 20), University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus)
This forum for discussing the ways in which dark and recalcitrant aspects of human life feature in literature and criticism is intended to open up questions of literary-critical values, method, idiom and form, as well as to bring into focus some problematic but interesting ideas about sex, gender, ethics and religion and some of the ways they intersect. Numbers are limited so please RSVP by Friday, 10 April (email uqche@uq.edu.au or phone (07) 3365 4913). For further information, download the PDF flyer.

Public Talk & Masterclass
Shakespeare, Hegel and Modern Freedom

Monday, 20 April 2015, 12-1pm (1-2pm for Honours/Postgrad Masterclass)
Rogers Room, Woolley Building, University of Sydney
Ewan Fernie will revisit and explore Hegel’s proposition about Shakespearean freedom in relation to the insights of materialist criticism. He will argue that Shakespearean drama can’t ultimately be seen as a hymn to purely individual liberty. It’s true that we’re always concerned with character in the plays; but we are never concerned with just one character. Shakespearean freedom is never forged in isolation; it is always made in interaction. In short, it is always political
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Public lecture
The First Century of the Magna Carta: the diffusion of texts and their use and citation by litigants, lawyers and justices, 1215-1315

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 (6.30-7.30pm)
Derham Lecture Theatre, Melbourne Law School (185 Pelham St, Carlton)
To celebrate the 800th anniversary of this iconic document, the Melbourne Law School welcomes one of the world’s most distinguished experts in medieval legal history, Professor Paul Brand. For further information, visit the event page on the University of Melbourne website.

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