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Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English culture, 1516-2016

Events • Conference

Convenors: Professor Jane Everson, Royal Holloway University of London, Professor Andrew Hiscock, Bangor University and Dr Stefano Jossa, Royal Holloway University of London

April 2016 marks the fifth centenary of the publication of the first edition of Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso. Translated into English in the 1590s by Sir John Harington, godson of Elizabeth I, the influence of Ariosto’s poem can be traced in literature, music and the visual arts, from Spenser and Milton to modern media adaptations. To celebrate this landmark centenary, and assess the impact of the poem on English culture over 500 years, a team of international scholars discussed Ariosto’s poem through a consideration of editions and translations; critical reception; rewritings and adaptations in different media, in particular opera.

Please click here for a copy of the provisional conference programme. 

If any student, post-doctoral or independent scholars would like to be considered for a bursary to attend this conference, please consult the following webpage:

Speakers include: Professor Albert Russell Ascoli, University of California, Berkeley Professor Lina Bolzoni FBA, Scuola Normale di Pisa Professor Helen Cooper FBA, University of Cambridge Dr Luca Degl’Innocenti, University of Leeds Dr Marco Dorigatti, University of Oxford Professor Nicola Gardini, University of Oxford Associate Professor Tobias Gregory, Catholic University of America, Washington Professor Daniel Javitch, New York University Professor Dilwyn Knox, University College London Professor Dennis Looney, MLA/University of Pittsburgh Dr Ita Mac Carthy, University of Birmingham Professor Peter Mack FBA, University of Warwick Dr Maureen McCue, Bangor University Professor Martin McLaughlin, University of Oxford Dr Susan Oliver, University of Essex Associate Professor Eleonora Stoppino, University of Illinois Professor Nigel Vincent FBA, The University of Manchester


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