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SCEMS Visiting Speaker Masterclass: Professor Andrew Hadfield

Visiting Speaker Masterclass: Friday, May 23rd, 10am-12pm

Humanities Research Institute, Gell St., Sheffield

“Why Does Biography Matter?”

Prof. Hadfield will discuss his own work as a ‘skeptical biographer’, with particular reference to his recent biography of Spenser.  This should be a lively discussion and attendance will be capped at twenty, so emailg.schwartzleeper@sheffield.ac.uk to sign up and make certain you have a place.

Please feel free to email with any questions, and do circulate to interested students, colleagues, and friends.  We’re very happy to have undergraduates, postgraduates, academic staff, and members of the public at all of our events.

SCEMS Visiting Speaker Lecture: Professor Andrew Hadfield

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 g.schwartzleeper@sheffield.ac.uk.