Lecture: On Elizabethan Poetry
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10 October 2013, 19:00-20:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
- Late Shift||Lecture
Sir Walter Ralegh
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Professor Andrew Hadfield, University of Sussex, discusses Elizabethan poets Edmund Spenser and Walter Ralegh.
Professor Hadfield will discuss Sir Walter Ralegh's career in Ireland, and, in particular his relationship with Edmund Spenser, long thought to have been Ralegh's chief ally and friend. He will also investigate Raleigh's contemporary reputation; his acquisition of land in Ireland; his participation in massacres of the Irish; his complicated relationship to the queen; his relationship to his clients, Thomas Harriot and John White, two of the first Englishmen to write on the Americas; and, of course, his poetry.
Andrew Hadfield is Professor of English at the University of Sussex, visiting professor at the University of Granada, and author of Edmund Spenser: A Life (OUP, 2012). He is currently working on a study of lying and an edition of Thomas Nashe for the Oxford University Press. He is vice-chair of the Society of Renaissance Studies.
As part of Elizabeth I & Her People exhibition