Category Archives: Conference

Johnson and Shakespeare

Just a quick post this time to announce the I’ve been invited to speak at a conference in Pembroke College, Oxford, marking the 350th anniversary of Samuel Johnson’s edition of the plays of Shakespeare. The event will take place in August 2015, so – all being well – I should have finished writing my thesis by then. As for my chosen topic, I’ll be in the ‘Johnson and Shakespeare’s Women’ panel, doing something with a vague resemblance to this proposal… Continue reading Johnson and Shakespeare

Les Circulations Musicales et Théâtrales, 1750-1815

I’m writing this early one afternoon in Paris. The sky is grey, the air is cold, and Nice feels even further away than a six hour train journey. I’ve decided to compose a little post on my time in this city, both to record some of the new thoughts the conference inspired and, more ambitiously, to return to the warm shores of the Mediterranean in spirit if not in person. Continue reading Les Circulations Musicales et Théâtrales, 1750-1815

Thou art a scholar, speak to it… (III)

Images from archive.org and artstor; changing at 3 second intervals: 1) Mad joy, 2) Moderated joy, 3) Tranquility, 4) Surprise, 5) Astonishment, 6) Sadness, 7) Despondency, 8) Fear, 9) Horror, and 10) Despair

Images from archive.org and artstor; changing at 3 secon intervals: 1) Mad joy, 2) Moderated joy, 3) Tranquility, 4) Surprise, 5) Astonishment, 6) Sadness, 7) Despondency, 8) Fear, 9) Horror, and 10) Despair

As is I have done not once, but twice before, I’m uploading a recording of myself speaking a seminar paper. This is a rough version of what I will be delivering on Monday 3rd November 2014, from 4pm in the Board Room of the English Faculty at Cambridge.

As the file is large and hypothesis has limited upload sizes, you’ll have to download it via dropbox by clicking on these links.

Enjoy!