Writing Prisons: Literature and Constraint in Early Modern England

Starts 06 July 2017 - 18:00
Finishes 06 July 2017 - 20:00
Venue Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX. Room 538, Main building, Torrington Square entrance.
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This mini-symposium will consider forms of physical, political, and aesthetic unfreedom in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England.  In short papers and a roundtable discussion, participants will consider the complex disorder of the early modern English prison, networks of correspondence between prisoners and their free associates, and the use of imprisonment as both context and metaphor for literary production.

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