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New Directions in Biographies of Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson

A Two-Day International Conference to be Held at King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon

22–23 September 2001

Under the Auspices of The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick, and King Edward VI School

For a long period, biography seemed a dead issue in literary and theatre studies. Now a number of scholars are writing biographies of early modern authors. Why has this change taken place? This conference will explore the ‘new directions’ in the biographies of three Elizabethan and Jacobean playwrights: Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson.

It will examine the most recent biographical studies of the playwrights and attempt to chart a course for future studies.


Participants Include

Lloyd Davis (Queensland, Australia), Ian Donaldson (Cambridge), Katherine Duncan-Jones (Oxford),

Richard Dutton (Lancaster), Peter Holland (The Shakespeare Institute),

Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam), J. R. Mulryne (Warwick), Alan H. Nelson (UC, Berkeley),

David Riggs (Stanford), Margaret Shewring (Warwick),

Stanley Wells (Shakespeare Birthplace Trust), Richard Wilson (Lancaster), Blair Worden (Sussex)


Conference Fee: 25 (Full), 12.50 (1 Day), 10 (Students and Unwaged)

The conference fee covers registration, attendance at all lectures, tea and coffee.

Accommodation and meals are the responsibility of participants.


Conference Website: http://www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/new_directions.htm


For booking and general enquiries, please contact the conference organiser:

Takashi Kozuka, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL,

United Kingdom. E-mail: t.kozuka@warwick.ac.uk


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2000-, Lisa Hopkins (Editor, EMLS).
(PD 27 May 2001)