Early Modern Exchanges


CANCELLED: EME session: Shakespeare and the Hispanic

12 June 2020, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

outline of Shakespeare in contrasting colours

This talk has been cancelled as a precaution, to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

This event is free.

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Early Modern Exchanges


IAS Seminar Room 20, First Floor,
South Wing, Wilkins Building
UCL, Gower Street
United Kingdom

We will hear from the following four speakers:

  • Anna Demoux: "Reconsidering Shakespeare’s Iberian Sources: shifting theoretical and methodological perspectives"
  • Rachel E. Holmes: Title t.b.c.
  • Luis Javier Conejero Magro: "The Spanish Influence of the Maturing Notion of res publica upon Shakespeare's Henriad"
  • Jonathan P. A. Sell: "Sleeping on the Job: Shakespeare's Kings through Quevedo's Spectacles" 

This event is organised by UCL Early Modern Exchanges, which is part of UCL's Institute of Advanced Studies.

About the Speakers

Anna Demoux

at IHRIM - Clermont-Ferrand

Anna Demoux holds a PhD in early modern English literature Studies from Université Clermont Auvergne and she is a member of IHRIM (CNRS-UMR 5317 research unit). She co-chairs the Anglo-Iberian Relations Network with Elizabeth Evenden-Kenyon and Ana Sáez Hidalgo. Her doctoral dissertation addresses the topic of Iberian sources in their broader European context as well as their circulation in manuscript and print, from their original language and their various editions, translations and adaptations to their dramatization on the early modern English stage. In 2017, she won the William S. Goldman Prize for Best Student Paper at the AIR Conference in Zafra, Spain for a paper about “The letter device in Los siete libros de La Diana by Jorge de Montemayor and The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare”.

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Dr Rachel E. Holmes

at UCL English

Rachel works transnationally on early modern European law and literature, with research and teaching interests in Early modern literature and culture (c.1475–c.1660); Shakespeare; Renaissance drama; rhetoric; poetics; interdisciplinarity; law and literature; adaptation and translation; intertextualities; pedagogy; philology; transnationalism; comparative literature; history of sexuality; and legal history.

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Luis J. Conejero-Magro

Lecturer at Universidad de Extremadura

Luis J. Conejero-Magro has been a visiting scholar at some universities in Europe and Asia such as the Shakespeare Institute (Stratford, United Kingdom) and the Shanghai Ocean University (China). His PhD examined the uses of biblical discourse in Shakespeare’s histories and their translations into Spanish. Currently his field of expertise focuses on stylistics and intertextuality, with special attention to Shakespeare’s tragedies and history plays. He is currently working on the application of structuralist and post-structuralist theories of intertextuality to early modern literature, as well as in the cultural presence of Francisco de Vitoria’s relectiones in Shakespeare’s works. One of his most recent publications is “Ambiguity in Hamlet’s economic terms (1.3.88-136) and its rendering into German: August Wilhelm Schlegel’s translation”.

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Jonathan P. A. Sell

Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University of Alcalá

In addition to articles and book chapters on early modern drama and literary translation, his recent publications include Rhetoric and Wonder in English Travel Writing, 1560-1613 (Ashgate, 2006), Allusion, Identity and Community in Recent British Writing (University of Alcalá, 2010), Conocer a Shakespeare (Laberinto, 2012), Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writing (editor, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and The Silent Life of Things: Reading and Representing Commodified Objecthood (co-editor, Cambridge Scholars, 2015). He has also edited and translated into Spanish Florence Farmborough’s Life and People in National Spain and Eleonora Tennant’s Spanish Journey (Espuela de Plata, 2017). His latest monograph, The Shakespearean Sublime: An Essay is forthcoming (John Benjamins). 

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