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Yearning for a Golden Age: The English Civil War and Restoration Nostalgia. University of Worcester. Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 5.15 pm. The Studio, Hive Library.
Research Seminar Convenor: Dr Andreas Mueller (University of Worcester). Participants: Dr Edward Legon (University College London); Dr Erin Peters (University of Gloucestershire); Dr Andrew Hopper (University of Leicester).

The English Military Experience in the Seventeenth Century, University of Worcester, 30 October 2013 (The Hive; 2:30-6:00pm)

Symposium: Prof Richard Cust (University of Birmingham) Chivalry and the Gentleman in late Tudor and early Stuart England; Dr Andrew Hopper (University of Leicester) Mobilization and Maintenance: towards a new history of civil war armies; Dr David Appleby (University of Nottingham) In Redcoat Rags: the disposal of Cromwell's old soldiers 1660-1684.

Killing with Courtesy: A Short History of English Pistol Duelling, University of Worcester, 17 April 2013 (The Hive; 6pm)
Dr Banks is Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Co-director of the Forum for Legal and Historical Research at the University of Reading. His main research interests lie in law and British cultural history with a particular focus on violence, inhibition and the relationship between the common law doctorine of provocation and honour culture. His books include A Polite Exchange of Bullets: The Duel and the English Gentleman, 1750-1850 (Woodbridge: Boydell 2010).

Renaissance Shakespeare/Shakespeare Renaissances, 9th World Shakespeare Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, 17 - 22 July 201Seminar: Glocalizing Hamlet in Performance: Geo-politics and Media-discourses in New Millennium Europe, organised by Prof Lawrence Guntner and Dr Nicoleta Cinpoes.      

The Second Biennial Meeting of the Defoe Society, University of Worcester, 15 - 16 July 2011

The Hamlet Constellation, Craiova, Romania, 23 April – 4 May 2010


7th International Shakespeare Festival, Romania

The festival included a two-day seminar Worldwide Hamlet in Performance and Translation, organised by Dr Nicoleta Cinpoes in collaboration with Prof. Michael Dobson (Birkbeck College, University of London), Dr. Boika Sokolova (University of Notre Dame in England) and Prof. Emil Sirbulescu (University of Craiova, Romania)

Information regarding the seminar and the festival.

First Biennial Meeting of the Defoe Society, Tulsa, OK, 25-26 September 2009.
Dr Andreas Mueller organised and contributed a paper to a panel on Defoe's Poetry. The panel consisted of the following papers:

  • Stephen Gregg, Bath Spa University, 'Betraying himself: effeminacy and manliness in Defoe's poetry'
  • Wolfram Schmidgen, Washington University, 'The Political History of The True-Born Englishman'
  • Andreas Mueller, University of Worcester, '"Cobbled up couplets": form and structure in Daniel Defoe's poetry'.

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