Peterloo at 200: Histories, Narratives, Representations
Keats-Shelley House, Rome, Friday 5 July 2019
The Peterloo Massacre, which took place on 16 August 1819 and inspired P. B. Shelley's 'Masque of Anarchy', has been dubbed 'the bloodiest political event of the nineteenth century on English soil'. Its psychological, sociocultural and political reverberations reach far and wide.
The 2019 bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre calls for reappraisal and questioning through the (sometimes) distorting, yet revealing lens of narrative – that is, through the numerous ways in which Peterloo
has been represented and retold in literature, art, on stage and on film.
Serena Baiesi (Bologna), Soelve I. Curdts (Düsseldorf), Franca Dellarosa (Bari), Gary Kelly (Alberta), Alison Morgan (Warwick) Diego Saglia (Parma), Simon Swift (Geneva)
Keynote Speaker: Lilla Maria Crisafulli (Bologna)
scientific committee: Giuseppe Albano (Keats-Shelley House)
Anna Anselmo (Valle d’Aosta), Marco Canani (Milano)
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Registration fee €25 for non-speaking delegates.
Salone/ Film Room