The event will begin with a mini-conference on Friday morning, with lectures by Dr Antoinina Bevan Zlatar (University of Zurich) and others. These lectures will introduce you to the literary, cultural and linguistic contexts of Spenser’s work and thereby prepare you for the reading. The reading itself will begin on Friday afternoon and end on Sunday evening. Participants should bring a copy of The Faerie Queene to the event. Recommend edition: Penguin Classics.
Students, staff and other interested people are cordially invited to the mini-conference and the reading. Students wishing to attend the entire event can also book it as a 2-credit-point module (enrolment via Sisu or e-mail to Johannes Riquet).
Introductory lectures on Friday morning (9.00-11.30):
Antoinina Bevan Zlatar (University of Zurich), "Animal Life in The Faerie Queene"
Kevin McGinley (Tampere University), "Spenser’s Monsters”
Johannes Riquet (Tampere University) , "The Faerie Queene and the Elusive End"
Friday 13:00-24:00, Saturday 9.00-24.00, Sunday 10.00-24.00
Johannes Riquet / English literature section of the Languages Unit