Early Modern Exchanges


EMERG in-person: Mary Wroth's Urania

03 November 2022, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

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In this meeting of the Early Modern English Reading Group (EMERG), we will be discussing extracts from Lady Mary Wroth's labyrinthine, entrancing romance Urania, first published in 1621.

Event Information

Open to



Fraser McIlwraith


Rm 239, second floor
Foster Court, UCL
Gower Street, London

The meeting will be led by James Waddell, a fourth-year PhD student in the UCL English department whose research explores attention and distraction in early modern romances by Sidney, Spenser, Wroth, and others.

Early Modern English Reading Group (EMERG) warmly invites all staff and students with an interest in the literature and history of the Renaissance in England and beyond.

A reading packet will be circulated in advance of the meetings to attendees who register their interest by contacting either Fraser McIlwraith (fraser.mcilwraith.15@ucl.ac.uk) or Kate Kinley (catherine.kinley.19@ucl.ac.uk). 

Registration is essential due to restrictions on numbers in FC 239, so please make sure to get in touch if you want to attend. All are welcome to join – the Reading Group has always been an informal occasion. We look forward to seeing as many people there as possible!