Plenary #4: Professor Tony Howard

Today on the blog it’s my honour to hand over to Charles Morton to introduce our fourth plenary speaker. BritGrad’s illustrious co-chair describes his former tutor, besides his remarkable academic achievements, as ‘one of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet’. Professor Tony Howard has been at the forefront of much groundbreaking work on Shakespeare. … Continue reading

Two more plenary speakers, or, ‘What should we call these speaking things?’

To discover the identity of the first of the two plenary speakers we’re announcing today, we invite you to turn to your copy of Venus and Adonis, lines 383-6 (Oxford edition). He also features in Henry VI Part II, grazing in Cheapside, and as part of a duo in Titus Andronicus, haling a ‘vengeful wagon’. Whether or not he will … Continue reading

AHRC Studentships at Roehampton

A series of AHRC-funded studentships, both at the Masters and Doctoral level, are available at the University of Roehampton. There are opportunities for funding in Early Modern programs supervised by the likes of Andy Kesson, Clare McManus, and Jane Kinglsey-Smith. You have until February 19th 2014 to apply, and all the details are available here.

And the first plenary speaker of 2014 is…

As 2013 draws to a close, with a turkey in the freezer and mince pies in the oven, you may well feel that your appetite can’t take any more whetting – but we’re hoping to dispel that feeling by announcing the first plenary speaker of BritGrad 2014. If you have a hunger for linguistics, Shakespearean … Continue reading

2 conferences, 1 journal, 3 August deadlines

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1. ‘Shakespearean Journeys’, Asian Shakespeare Association, 15-17 May 2014 Download the CFP for the inaugural conference of the ASA Deadline 15 August 2013 2. ‘Shakespeare and his Contemporaries’, The British Institute of Florence, 10 April 2014 Download the 6th Annual Postgraduate Conference CFP Deadline 30 October 2013 3. Shakespeare Institute Review Issue 2  now available CFP announced for Issue 3: ‘Love and Lust … Continue reading

BritGrad Invites You…


…To An Informal Gathering We hope you will join us for a small meet-and-greet this Wednesday, 5th June, the evening before the conference starts. We’ll be meeting at the Windmill Inn at 6.30pm, which is just across the road from the Institute on Church Street. If you’re in town, come say hello, meet with old … Continue reading

To Boldly Party Where No Man Has Partied Before


A long, long time ago, at a conference far, far away (in Stratford-upon-Avon)… It’s BritGrad’s fifteenth birthday! To celebrate hitting the Awkward Teen phase, our annual party takes the theme of Scholars, Geeks, and Nerds, where we encourage you to ditch your inner Fonzie and celebrate your inner Urkel. The party will be taking place … Continue reading

Conference Schedule Now Online!

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It’s what you’ve all been waiting for: a final conference schedule is now on the blog for all of you lovely people to peruse! If you want to see when your panel takes place, and/or to formulate a game plan for the weekend [we know how hard it is to choose which panels to attend], … Continue reading

Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #6

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Getting to Know Your Plenary Speakers #6: Dr Yong Li Lan, Dr Ken Takiguchi, and Dr Lee Chee Keng We are pleased to announce that our sixth, and final, plenary is going to Skype in from Singapore to talk about intercultural Shakespeare. The plenary group consists of Dr Yong Li Lan, Dr Ken Takiguchi, and … Continue reading

‘Provincial Shakespeare Performance’: fully funded PhD studentship

‘Provincial Shakespeare Performance’ fully funded PhD studentship, University of Nottingham/British Library – closing date 7 June 2013 The University of Nottingham School of English and The British Library AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Provincial Shakespeare Performance The British Library and the School of English at the University of Nottingham are seeking to award one fully funded PhD studentship to … Continue reading

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