Category Archives: RUG English News

News about the English department and from the university.

Film Lecture

Tilo Hartmann from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will talk about “Peak experiences: Exploring users’ sad and meaningful experiences during film exposure.” The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 28, from 6-8pm in the Van der Leeuwzaal (Academy Building).

Public lecture: Witnessing Drama from the Cycle Plays to Shakespeare

The Department of English and the Agricola Seminar invite you to the Annual MacDonald Lecture: ‘Reviewing the Spectatorial Turn: Witnessing Drama from the Cycle Plays to Shakespeare’.

Prof. Alasdair MacDonald (emeritus, RUG) and Prof. Greg Walker (Edinburgh)
Prof. Alasdair MacDonald (emeritus, RUG) and Prof. Greg Walker (Edinburgh)

Speaker: Greg Walker, Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

Time/Date: Monday 11 March at 4pm

Venue: Academy Building A7

Prof. Walker teaches literature of the medieval and early modern periods. His publications include:

  • The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Drama, co-edited with Thomas Betteridge (Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature, co-edited with Elaine Treharne (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation (Oxford University Press, 2005, 2007)
  • ed. Medieval Drama: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2000)
  • The Politics of Performance in Early Renaissance Drama (Cambridge University Press, 1998; paperback, 2006)
  • ed.: John Skelton (Everyman Poetry Library, 1997)
  • Persuasive Fictions: Faction, Faith, and Political Culture in the Reign of Henry VIII (Scolar Press, 1996)
  • Plays of Persuasion: Drama and Politics at the Court of Henry VIII (Cambridge University Press, 1991)
  • John Skelton and the Politics of the 1520s (Cambridge University Press, 1988, 2002)