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

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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 Paul III’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 c.shrank_at_shef.ac.uk by Wednesday 2nd April.

For further details, or to book a place, contact: c.shrank_at_shef.ac.uk.

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