Thursday February 27th 2020, 5:45pm – 7pm,

Oakeshott Room, Berrow Foundation Building, Lincoln College, Oxford.


Henry Woudhuysen is Rector of Lincoln College (Oxford), where he was formerly a Junior Research Fellow for three years. He also taught at University College London where he later served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Prof Woudhuysen was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2010. He was a General Editor of the third series of the Arden Shakespeare and edited Love’s Labour’s Lost (1998) and Shakespeare’s Poems (2007). He is also the co-general editor of The Oxford Companion to the Book and of The Oxford Companion to the Book (2010). He has been closely involved in Digital Humanities projects, including the Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450-1700 and Electronic Enlightenment. Prof Woudhuysen also gave the Lyell Lectures in Oxford in 2014.


Lukas Erne is Professor of English Literature at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He holds degrees from the universities of Lausanne, Geneva, and Oxford. He has taught at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, at the University of Neuchâtel and, as Visiting Professor at Yale University. He is the author of numerous books on Renaissance Literature including Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist (2003; 2nd edn 2013), Shakespeare and the Book Trade(2013) and Shakespeare’s Modern Collaborators (2008). He has edited The First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet (2007), and, with Kareen Seidler, Early Modern German Shakespeare: ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’: ‘Der Bestrafte Brudermord’ and ‘Romio und Julieta’ in Translation (2020). He is the editor, with M. J. Kidnie, of Textual Performances: The Modern Reproduction of Shakespeare’s Drama (2004) and of The Arden Research Handbook to Shakespeare and Textual Studies (forthcoming). He gave the Lyell Lectures at Oxford in 2012.


Eirian Yem is a DPhil candidate in English Literature. Her research interests include the Victorian novel, the history of reading, quotation and paratext. Her thesis “Epigraphic Form: from Ann Radcliffe to George Eliot” charts the evolution of the chapter epigraph, and the ways in which both the epigraph and its intended function have evolved over time. Eirian completed her Masters at the University of Oxford and, prior to this, her Bachelors degree at New York University, where she was awarded the Bouton Memorial Award for Research in English and American Literature. Her forthcoming article in 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century is titled ‘An Inordinate Number of Words: Epigraphs in Daniel Deronda’.



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