Last week I was delighted to give two seminar papers on the political messages of sixteenth century ballads. The first was at the History Postgraduate Seminar Series at the University of Manchester; the second at the North West Early Modern Seminar, which took place at Lancaster University (a write up of the Lancaster event is below). I thoroughly enjoyed both occasions and what’s more, I received some really useful feedback.

North West Early Modern Seminar

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Our 5 minute “speed-daters”. From left to right: Naomi Tadmor who chaired the event, Michael Smith (University of Manchester), Sarah Ann Robin (Lancaster University), Naya Tsentourou (Lancaster University), Stephen Pumfrey (Lancaster University) and Helen Davies (Lancaster University).

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Jennifer Hyde, (University of Manchester), delivering her paper ‘Kowingness and the Mid-Sixteenth Century English Ballad’.

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Liz Oakley-Brown, (Lancaster University), speaking on ‘Thomas Churchyard’s Tudor Sensibilities’.

On November 27th Lancaster University hosted the North West Early Modern Seminar. The event started with our “speed-daters” who provided captivating 5 minute introductions to their research. 

Sarah Ann Robin, (Lancaster University) – Love and the Object in the Seventeenth-Century

Michael Smith, (University of Manchester) – Matthew Henry: Faith, Body and Emotions

Naya Tsentourou, (Lancaster University) – The Groaning Body in Early Modern Texts 

Helen Davies, (Lancaster University) – Materializing Disability in Tudor Literature

Stephen Pumfrey, (Lancaster University) – How Corpus Linguistic Methods can Trump Traditional Scholarship

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