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SCEMS Visiting Speaker Lecture: Professor Andrew Hadfield
May 22, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Visiting Speaker Lecture: Thursday, May 22nd, 5:30-7:30pm
Humanities Research Institute, Gell St., Sheffield
“A Red Herring”
This talk will explore the significance of a strange herring caught off the coast of Norway in 1587, the pamphlets that the fish inspired and the ways in which the discovery contributed to late Elizabethan popular culture. Prof. Hadfield will also talk about the English fishing industry and its significance in the period, and the representation of herring in Nashe’s Lenten Stuffe (1599).
The lecture will be followed by a wine reception and is free–no prior booking is required. If you would like to accompany Prof. Hadfield and the SCEMS organizers to dinner after the lecture, please email email@example.com.