FRANCES YATES: A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE AND WORK
ROSE THEATRE: KINGSTON
SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2016
The great Renaissance and Shakespeare scholar Frances Yates lived for over half a century at Claygate, near Kingston-upon-Thames, and to mark the 50th anniversary of her book The Art of Memory, Kingston Shakespeare Seminar will host a one-day conference on her life and work at the Rose: a playhouse inspired by her theory of the ‘theatre of the world’. Close to where Yates wrote her books, participants will be asked to evaluate their current significance, and to reflect on her ideas about Europe, empire, occult philosophy, academies, architecture, memory, performance, intellectual history, and the place of a scholarly community in the modern world.
Speakers include Roy Eriksen, Marjorie Jones, Margaret McGowan, Felix Sprang, Claudia Wedepohl and Deanne Williams.
Proposals are invited for 25-minute papers that address these or other aspects of the life and career of Frances Yates. Submissions should be made by February 1 2016 to:
Professor Richard Wilson,
The Rose Theatre, 24-6 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 1HL
Click to download: FRANCES YATES CFP