Prose, Drama, and Orality in the 1590s

Thursday, September 07, 2017, 7:00 pm
Board Room


In this lecture Andrew Hadfield and Jennifer Richards will explore the sound of Thomas Nashe's prose and its links to the drama of the 1590s. They will also talk about the AHRC-funded Thomas Nashe Project and the work they are doing to re-animate as well as edit this most oral of writers. The lecture will be free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please contact

About the Speakers

Andrew Hadfield is a Professor of English at the University of Sussex, and has taught at the Universities of Leeds, Ulster, Aberystwyth, Columbia (New York), Sussex, and Granada (Spain). He is Chair of the Society for Renaissance Studies (2016-9) and co-investigator on an AHRC grant for 'The Thomas Nashe Project.’ His most recent books include Lying in Early Modern English Culture from the Oath of Supremacy to the Oath of Allegiance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017) and, as editor, Gentry Life in Georgian Ireland: The Letters of Edmund Spencer (1711-1790) (Oxford: Legenda, 2017).

Jennifer Richards  is the Joseph Cowen Professor of English Literature at the University of Newcastle, and one of the founders of  the Animating Texts Project at the University, developing digital technology for scholarly editors. She is the lead of The Thomas Nashe Project, funded by the AHRC, as well as associate editor of the Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities. She was awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship (2013-15) for her most recent book project, Voices and Books in the English Renaissance: A New History of Reading (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).