Update: Coming Up in Medieval and Early Modern Studies


Early Modern Literature Forum: Wounding the Tissue of the Text in Keats’s ‘Fall of Hyperion’

Friday, 29 May 2015 (4-6pm)
Room 202A, Learning and Innovation Building (17), University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus)
In this forum, Jennifer Wawrzinek (Junior Professor in British Romanticism at the English Institute, Freie Universität Berlin) will examine the dual situating of radical alterity (or in Keatsian terms, of ‘negative capability’) and a materiality that is pushed to its end limit (or what she calls ‘radical materiality’) as a textual process that produces the accidents it receives through a self-engendered decreation as an intrinsic textual plasiticty. By focusing on Keats’s last unfinished epic poem entitled The Fall of Hyperion. A Dream, Jennifer will examine the idea of a textual form that inheres an alterity which is both other than the same and other to otherness itself. For further information, click here.

The Merchant of Venice

7-16 May — Riverside Theatre, Parramatta
22-30 May 2015 — Seymour Centre, Sydney
Sport For Jove welcomes legendary theatre-maker Richard Cottrell as director for this production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. For further information and to buy tickets, visit the Sport for Jove website.

Much Ado About Nothing

2-16 May 2015
Little Theatre (The Cloisters), North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
Director Megan Dansie (Richard III, Romeo & Juliet) takes Shakespeare’s play to an English summer garden at the end of World War II, where returning soldiers and independent women celebrate, plot, and fall in love. For further information and to buy tickets, visit the University of Adelaide’s website.

Coming Soon: Exhibition
The Story of Rama: Indian Miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi

22 May – 20 September
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
A tale of love, loyalty, betrayal and the victory of good over evil, the Ramayana is one of the world’s great epics. The story of Rama: Indian miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi illustrates key moments from the narrative through one hundred and one paintings. Spanning the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, the works present a rich diversity of Indian painting. For further information, visit the event page on the NGA’s website.

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