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

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

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


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 Friends, we’d like to admit our own folly. Whereas we previously advertised the closing date for presenters as Friday 25th April and auditors as Friday 23rd May, and the conference as ‘The British Shakespeare Graduate Conference’, these were incorrect. We’d like to reassure you all that the closing dates for both are Thursday 25th April … Continue reading

Registration is open!

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Friends, postgrads, countrymen…lend us your abstracts!   We come to open BritGrad registration.   The research that men do lives after them,   The best is often entered in their papers,   So let it be with BritGrad.     (What are you waiting for? Get registering now! See the CFP and poster for more details.) … Continue reading

Q: To be or not to be with BritGrad 2013 at the RSC?

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Now, for the announcement you have all been waiting for…it’s time for some theatre!  We are delighted to announce that we have secured tickets for BritGrad 2013′s much-anticipated RSC production–the Thursday, June 6th performance of Hamlet starring Jonathan Slinger, directed by David Farr.  More information on the production can be found at the following link:  Tickets are sold on … Continue reading

The 2012 Programme **new and improved**

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It’s official! The programme is set! The committee are jubilant, and we hope you are, too. [If not, you know how to reach us via e-mail.] **UPDATE** We’ve made some changes to the schedule, but I everyone directly affected has been contacted personally. Please take a look at the newest programme, linked below, to adjust … Continue reading

Deadline extended to May 11!

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Dear friends (old, new, and soon-to-be), As a little bank holiday treat, we’re extending registration to Friday 11 May, so anyone who missed the first deadline can send in their abstracts and forms without paying late fees. Richard III tickets are going fast, so even though auditors have until May 25, it’s a good idea … Continue reading

Rene Weis joins BritGrad 2012 line-up.

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We here at BritGrad headquarters are pleased to announce to you one final plenary speaker: René Weis! Weis is Professor of English at University College London. He has studied at the University of Edinburgh, the Università per stranieri di Perugia, and at UCL. In addition to professorial duties, Weis is the UCL Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace … Continue reading

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