Thomas Nashe and His Contemporaries

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A Fall Symposium

Held at the Folger Institute, Folger Shakespeare Library, and

Co-sponsored with the AHRC-funded "Thomas Nashe Project"

This symposium explores the works and significance of Thomas Nashe (1567 – c.1600), an innovative writer whose influence on prose extends well beyond his own period. Nashe was also a significant dramatist, collaborating with Marlowe, Jonson, and Shakespeare, while his bitter quarrel with the humanist educator, Gabriel Harvey, and his part in the Marprelate controversy expanded the possibilities of English invective and satire. Showcasing the Folger’s exceptional manuscript and print collection of his writings, the symposium will help recover Nashe and his world—especially London, Cambridge, and Great Yarmouth. Session topics will include geographies, oral/aural culture, genres, drama, popular culture, and pamphlets; two dozen participants with relevant projects will be welcomed to join the conversation.


Provisional Schedule

Unless otherwise specified, all sessions take place in the Folger Board Room

Thursday, 7 September 2017

5:00

Opening Reception (Founders Room)

6:30

Prose, Drama, and Orality in the 1590s (Board Room)
Andrew Hadfield, University of Sussex
Jennifer Richards, Newcastle University


Friday, 8 September 2017

9:00

Coffee and Pastries (Folger Board Room)

9:30

Nashe’s Texts
Alan Stewart, Columbia University
Andrew Fleck, University of Texas, El Paso

11:00

Break

11:30

Nashe’s Geographies
Kristen Bennett, Stonehill College
Steven Mentz, St. John’s University

1:00

Lunch (on your own)

2:00

Display of Nashe materials held in the Folger (optional)

3:00

Nashe and Oral / Aural Culture / Rhetoric
Heidi Brayman, University of California, Riverside
Robert Hornback, Oglethorpe University


Saturday, 9 September 2017

9:00

Coffee and Pastries (Folger Board Room)

9:30

Nashe’s Genres
Reid Barbour, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Samuel Fallon, Wesleyan University

11:00

Break

11:30

Nashe and Drama
Joan Pong Linton, Indiana University
Adam Zucker, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1:00

Lunch (on your own)

2:00

Nashe and Popular Pamphleteering
Jennifer Andersen, California State University, San Bernardino
Ian Moulton, Arizona State University

3:30

Tea

4:00

Closing Remarks and Discussion
David Scott Kastan, Yale University

5:00

Closing Reception (Founders Room)