THE MARSTON EFFECT:
JOHN MARSTON AND EARLY MODERN CULTURE
Lincoln College, Oxford
29 to 31 March 2019
This conference brings together scholars working on the poetry and drama of John Marston and his circle to reappraise his significance as a major and influential writer of the turn of the seventeenth century. It coincides with on-going preparations for The Complete Works of John Marston (general editors, Martin Butler and Matthew Steggle) for Oxford University Press.
At the centre of the conference there will be a performance of Marston’s The Malcontent by Edward’s Boys—much celebrated for their extensive work in reviving the repertoire of early modern boys’ companies—in the beautiful seventeenth-century hall of Trinity College on Saturday, 30 March. Tickets for the performance are now sold out, but returns might be available; people wanting to be considered for a ticket are advised to contact the Director of Edward’s Boys, Perry Mills, to request to be placed on the waiting list: email@example.com. Tickets for the other performances in Stratford-upon-Avon (27 and 28 March) and London (29 March) are available on this link.
Delegates can book accommodation in single ensuite rooms at Lincoln College at the discounted rate of £85 per night, inclusive of breakfast. Please email Luke Bullivant, Conference and Events Manager at Lincoln, at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting ‘Oxford Marston Conference’ in the subject line of the message.
Registration for the conference is now closed.
If you would like to attend as an auditor, please get in touch with our Research Fellow, Dr José A. Pérez Díez, at J.A.PerezDiez@leeds.ac.uk.
FRIDAY 29 March
15:00 Registration, tea, and coffee
15:30 Welcome: Professor Henry Woudhuysen FBA, Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford
Opening remarks: Martin Butler and Matthew Steggle, general editors of the Oxford Marston
15:45 Panel 1: Marston’s poetry: Colin Burrow and Per Sivefors
17:00 Keynote 1: Patrick Cheney: Marston’s Elysian Authorship: Satire, Sublimity, and Liberty in the Poems, Plays, and Masques
18:30 Drinks reception
19:00 Dinner in Hall
SATURDAY 30 March
9:30 Panel 2: Audiences, plays, and playhouses: Joshua Caldicott, Charles Cathcart, and José A. Pérez Díez
11:00 Tea and coffee break
11:30 Panel 3: The Dutch Courtesan and Sophonisba: Gerald Baker, Helen Ostovich, Erin Julian, and Suzanne Gossett
13:00 Lunch in Hall
14:00 Panel 4: The Malcontent: Richard Dutton, Lisa Hopkins, and Domenico Lovascio
15:45 Tea and coffee break
16:00 Keynote 2: James Bednarz: John Marston and the Revolution at Paul’s Playhouse (1599-1601)
Dinner: own arrangements
19:00 Edward’s Boys present The Malcontent (The Hall of Trinity College)
SUNDAY 31 March
9:30 Q&A with Perry Mills, Deputy Headmaster of King Edward VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon, and director of Edward’s Boys
10:30 Tea and coffee break
11:00 Panel 5: Marston in performance: Michael Cordner, Harry McCarthy, and Robert Stagg
12:30 Closing remarks: Martin Butler and Matthew Steggle
13:00 Lunch in Hall