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Symposium - Playing with Medieval Visions

River Room (Strand Campus)
Conference/Seminar, Culture, Exhibition, Workshop
21/10/2016 (17:30-18:30)

Part of the Arts and Humanities Festival 2016. Presented by the Department of English and Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies (CLAMS).

This event is open to all and free to attend, but booking is required via eventbrite. Please direct enquiries to

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Playing with Medieval Visions, Sounds, and Sensations

For information about the workshops & exhibition related to this event, please visit the main event page.

Discover the complex and beautiful physical and aural properties of two medieval poems – The House of Fame and Dream of the Rood – in this series of events produced by current King’s researchers.

A symposium on the range of medieval and creative work that inspired ‘Playing with Medieval dreams’, will be led by King’s researchers. This symposium (open to members of the public and workshop participants) will include readings of new compositions made during the workshops, along with readings in Old and Middle English.

Find out more about the poems and the artists who have inspired these workshops, on our student blog

14.30-17.00 & 18.00-19.30 Thursday 13 October 2016
Anatomy Museum, King’s Building, Strand Campus

14.30-17.00 & 18.00-19.30 Monday 17 October 2016
River Room, King’s Building, Strand Campus

12.00-21.00 Friday 21 October 2016

17.30-18.30 Friday 21 October 2016
River Room, King’s Building, Strand Campus

Charlotte Rudman is a PhD candidate in the English Department. Her research focuses on sound and sound representations in Medieval dream vision poetry.

Fran Allfrey is a PhD candidate, funded by the LAHP and AHRC. Her research explores how contemporary artists and cultural institutions represent the early medieval.

Francesca Brooks is an LAHP funded PhD student. She uses new archival evidence to illuminate the influence of Old English literature and Anglo-Saxon culture on twentieth century poet and artist, David Jones.

Charlotte Knight is a PhD candidate in the English Department, exploring the poetics of memory in Chaucer’s dream vision poetry.

Carl Kears was awarded his PhD last year. He is currently working on a project looking at instances of creative use of Old English in the King’s Archives.

Beth Whalley is a PhD candidate, funded by the Rick Trainor Scholarship and the Canals and River Trust. Her research explores the different ways we understand water and waterways in past and present culture.

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