Confirmed: Martin Butler

The committee are pleased to announce the addition of another acclaimed plenary speaker to the 2012 programme!

Martin Butler (MA, PhD Cambridge) is Professor of English Renaissance Drama at the University of Leeds. He joins BritGrad to discuss his most recent AHRC-supported project, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson for which he is General Editor with Ian Donaldson (Cambridge), and David Bevington (U Chicago). Other recent publications include The Stuart Court Masque and Political Culture (2008), and editions of The Tempest (Penguin, 2007) and Cymbeline (New Cambridge, 2005). In addition to giving papers at conferences and institutions worldwide, he has written numerous articles, and was Associate Editor for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for performing artists 1600-1700.