The Relation of Literature and Learning to Social Hierarchy in Early Modern Europe Seminar Series

Event Date: 
23 Jan 2019

The following seminars will be held at 2.00pm (ending by 3.30pm) in Hilary Term 2019 in the Wharton Room, All Souls College, Oxford. Sessions are on Wednesdays except the second, which is on a Monday. There will be two papers per session.

All very welcome. Convenor: Neil Kenny []


23 January

REBECCA BULLARD (University of Reading):

‘Deaths of eminent persons’: Obituaries and Social Hierarchies in Early Eighteenth-Century England

JOHN GALLAGHER (University of Leeds): A Conversable Knowledge: Language-Learning in Early Modern Educational Travel


4 February

NEIL KENNY (All Souls College, Oxford): Ore, Lore, Status: The Curious Case of the Baron and Baronne de Beausoleil

RICHARD SCHOLAR (Oriel College, Oxford): French à la mode in Restoration England


20 February JENNIFER BISHOP (Peterhouse College, Cambridge): Urban Literacies: Learning to Write in the London Livery Companies, c.1540–1640

BRIAN BREWER (Trinity College Dublin): The Figure of the Merchant in the Works of Miguel de Cervantes


6 March

EVA GRIFFITH (Independent Scholar): Christopher Beeston: His Plays and Place in the Social Hierarchy of Early Stuart London

KATHERINE IBBETT (Trinity College, Oxford):

Une petite Venise: The Seventeenth-Century Beaver