CFP: [Renaissance] âBeware the authorâ: a one-day workshop on William Baldwin

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Dr Cathy Shrank
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‘Beware the author’: a one-day workshop on William Baldwin

University of Newcastle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK), 17th June 2008

Key-note speakers: Dr Tom Betteridge (Oxford Brookes); Dr Rob Maslen (Glasgow)

Baldwin was author of a diverse range of works: he edited the influential
collaborative project A Mirror for Magistrates; translated the Song of
Songs and Italian satire on Pope XXX's descent into Hell; composed original
works of poetry and prose, including the first printed sonnet in English
and the first substantial work of prose fiction in English, Beware the Cat,
generally acknowledged as the most skilful anti-Catholic satire of its
time. Baldwin’s artistry, his sophisticated understanding of narrative and
playful interrogation of ‘authorship’, as well as the political nature of
his writing make him long-overdue for the sort of sustained critical
attention that this one-day event is designed to promote.

Papers are welcomed on any aspect of Baldwin’s writings. Please send a
200-word abstract to by Wednesday 2nd April.

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