Manuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart Britain

Date / time: 29 June - 30 June, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Manuscript Pamphleteering in Early Stuart Britain

Before the outbreak of Civil War in 1642, England developed a large, influential and often radical pamphlet literature. Speeches, learned briefs, and scaffold apologies joined character assassinations, secret histories and conspiracy theories in a jumbled literary underground.

This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore the scope and significance of this literature, considering both the scale and significance of scribal production in a period of political, religious and social turmoil. It will also introduce a forthcoming database of over 400 such texts that will enable scholars to understand better the production and circulation of pre-Civil War political writing.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Victoria Anker
  • Dr Richard Bell
  • Professor David Como
  • Dr Alexandra Gajda
  • Dr Emily Jennings
  • Professor Peter Lake
  • Professor Anthony Milton
  • Dr John Reeks
  • Dr Richard Serjeantson
  • Dr Laura Stewart
  • Dr Angus Vine
  • Dr Alison Wiggins

Free Registration, lunch and refreshments provided.

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Image courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library (MS V.b.234) under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license.