Plenary and evening lectures


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Plenary lecture series GH0 Tragedy and Comedy

More information will be available in the coming months.

In 2014 the morning plenary lectures included:

Literature Term I:

  • Dr Chris Warnes: Writing crime in the new South Africa
  • Dr Trudi Tate: Connected not by blood but by water: Vietnamese diaspora writers in America
  • Dr Jan-Melissa Schramm: Mercy and forgiveness in Victorian fiction
  • Dr Roderick Mengham: Crime and punishment in Thomas Hardy
  • Dr Joe Moshenska: Poetry as punishment and play: Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene
  • Dr Jenny Bavidge: City of mysteries: London criminals, London detectives
  • Dr James Purdon: Secret agents and dossier narratives: surveillance in early twentieth-century fiction
  • Dr Charles Weiss: Homer on right and wrong: the problem of justice in the Iliad and Odyssey
  • Dr Andrew Zurcher: Extension, intention, and Shakespeare's instruments of Death
  • Dr Brian Murray: Crime in the Victorian city

Literature Term II:

  • Dr Fred Parker: Measure for Measure? Shakespeare's play and the questions it raises
  • Dr Jenny Bavidge: Naughtiness in Children's literature
  • Clive Wilmer: Tennyson's Idylls of the King
  • Dr Sarah Cain: The detective at the turn of the century
  • Dr Anna Bernard: Crime and punishment in Palestinian and Israeli literature
  • Dr Melissa Lloyd: ‘Alone on a wide, wide sea!': crime and punishment in Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  • Dr Jamie Baxendine: Early legal poetics, 1750-1790
  • Dr Elizabeth Moore: Trials and tribulations: guilt and the novel from Dostoevsky to Philip Roth
  • Dr Jenny Mander: Poetic justice and ethical materialism in the Age of Enlightenment
  • Dr Fred Parker: Crime and guilt among the Romantics

Evening lectures

Literature Term I, 2014, included:

  • Professor Helen Cooper: The ends of storytelling
  • Dr John Lennard: Policeman, persecutor, provocateur: the troublesome case of Ronald Merrick
  • Dr Simon Meecham-Jones: Crimes, sins and justice in Malory's Morte d'Arthur
  • Professor  Alison Sinclair: Grisly cuisine
  • Dr Kasia Boddy: Crime, punishment and the great American novel

Literature Term II, 2014, included:

  • Dr Hope Wolf: 'Over the top’: hyperbole, atonement and First World War memory
  • Dr Paul Suttie: Poetic justice
  • Dr John Lennard: Rehabilitating Sauron: themes of redemption in responses to The Lord of the Rings
  • Dr Edward Wilson-Lee: Shakespeare and savagery
  • Professor Simon Goldhill: Tragic crime and punishment