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Specimens of Poetesses

Paul Salzman (La Trobe), Editing early modern women: Alexander Dyce's Specimens of British Poetesses (1825) More...

Starts: May 3, 2016 5:00:00 PM

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Specimens of Poetesses

Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 5 - 7pm
Location: Foster Court 307
Mary Sidney

Paul Salzman (La Trobe), Editing early modern women: Alexander Dyce's Specimens of British Poetesses (1825)

Abstract:

In 1825 Alexander Dyce published a remarkable anthology of poetry by women writers from Juliana Berners to L. E. Landon. The forty or so writers in the collection who wrote prior to the mid eighteenth century form an impressively varied collection. In this paper I examine the sources Dyce used and the reasoning behind the anthology as a whole. Dyce’s volume not only exemplifies the remarkably catholic taste of a nineteenth century editor, but it also serves as a paradigm for how the transmission of texts by early modern women continued into the nineteenth century, and intersected with something of a golden age for the editing of Renaissance literature in general. The anthology can as well be seen as an intervention in the way that contemporary women’s poetry was being read during Romanticism and its aftermath. I will consider how significant this selection of women’s poetry was for Dyce’s other editorial activities, and how his volume related to other nineteenth-century editorial projects.

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Greek Tragedy's Renaissance Inflections

Publication date: Feb 12, 2014 11:20 AM

Start: Mar 12, 2014 02:00 PM
End: Mar 12, 2014 07:00 PM

Location: Room 307, SELCS Common Room, Foster Court, Malet Place, off Torrington Place, UCL, London, WC1E 7JG

A workshop on the reception of classical drama, the fate of Euripides' plays and Iphigenia at Aulis in early modern Europe.

Session 1: Classical Perspectives. 2pm – 3.15pm

  • Chair: Miriam Leonard (UCL)
  • Roger Green (Glasgow), Iphigenia in Bordeaux: George Buchanan's Jephthes
  • Fiona Macintosh (Oxford), Tragedy and the feminine in the early modern period

Tea. 3.15 – 3.45pm

IphigeniaFresco

Session 2: Inflections, Reflections and Translations. 3.45pm – 5.30pm

  • Chair: Katherine Ibbett (UCL)
  • Alison Findlay (Lancaster), ‘I have prepared all thinge redie for the sacrifice’: Lady Jane Lumley's Iphigenia at Aulis (c. 1555)
  • Kate Maltby (UCL), “The boldness of her mind”: how sharp was Lumley's Greek?
  • Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde (Cambridge), Racine’s Iphigènie

Session 3: Iphigenia at Aulis on Stage. 5.30pm – 6pm

Rose Theatre Company Cast and Crew perform scenes and discuss Lumley’s play.

Roundtable followed by a reception at 6.30pm.

All welcome

Greek Tragedy's Renaissance Inflections