‘Keats as a Reader of Shakespeare’, A seminar at the Keats-Shelley House, Rome Thursday 5 May 2016

April 13, 2016

In order to mark the quatercentenary of the death of Shakespeare, and the bicentenary of Keats’s decision to abandon medicine and become a full-time poet, with his first published poem appearing in The Examiner in May 1816, the Keats-Shelley House is hosting an afternoon seminar devoted to the theme of Keats as a Reader of Shakespeare.

The registration fee is €25, which includes refreshments, and full details of the papers can be seen below.

Advance booking is essential and all enquiries and bookings should be sent to info@ksh.roma.it/ 06 678 42 35.

KEATS AS A READER OF SHAKESPEARE

14.00     Registration (tea and coffee served)

14.15     Welcome and Introduction (Giuseppe Albano, Curator, Keats-Shelley House)

14.30     ‘Shakespeare the Presider’ (Maria Valentini, Associate Professor of English Literature, University of Cassino, Italy)

15.00     ‘How in the Isle of Wight Keats met with Shakespeare’, Nadia Fusini (Professor of English and Comparative Literatures, Scuola Normale, Pisa, Italy)

15.45     A reading of Keats’s poems and letters inspired by the Bard, given by Rory Stuart

16.00     Break for refreshments

16.15     ‘"I look upon fine phrases like a lover”: Shakespearean Quotations in Keats’s Letters’ (Bob White, Winthrop Professor of English, University of Western Australia)

17.00     ‘"In the dark backward and abysm of time": Tracing Shakespeare in Keats’ (Davide Crosara, Adjunct Professor, La Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)

For more information on the conference delegates, please click here.