Reading Early Modern Studies Conference

Event Date: 
09 Jul 2013

University of Reading


The Reading Early Modern Studies conference takes place on 9-11 July 2013, with four strands of papers over three days, generously supported by SRS bursaries for graduate students. Plenary lectures are by Professor Benjamin Kaplan (UCL) and Professor Virginia Cox (NYU), and papers cover every aspect of early modern history, literature and culture. On Tuesday 9 July The Rose Theatre Company (Lancaster) present a production of Iphigenia at Aulis, by Lady Jane Lumley (c. 1557). This is the earliest surviving English dramatic text by a woman, a translation of Euripides' Greek tragedy. Lumley's free prose translation pares down literary adornment and highlights the stark conflict between family and country, which gives the piece an unnervingly modern feel. (Places for the theatre performance are still available: please book in advance with to ensure a place; £5 payable on the door to cover costs: Minghella Theatre, 8.30pm). 

For further information, please contact Dr Rachel Foxley.