By Simon Mahony, on 9 June 2014
This week’s seminar in the 2014 Digital Classicist London & Institute of Classical Studies series.
Victoria Moul & Charlotte Tupman (King’s College London)
‘Neo-Latin poetry in English manuscripts, 1550-1700’
Friday June 13 at 16:30 in room 103 (Holden), Senate House, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU
This paper discusses a proposed project to examine the role and significance of the large quantities of neo-Latin poetry composed and circulated within the thriving manuscript culture of early modern England (c. 1550-1700). It will produce a searchable digital edition of representative examples of early modern Latin poetry in English manuscripts, and a body of print publications analysing this almost unstudied wealth of material. We address the typical genres and forms of neo-Latin poetry in manuscript and how they are used; the relationship between original Latin and English poetry in manuscript sources; and the political significance of such poetry.
The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments.
The full 2014 programme is on the Digital Classicist website.