An unpublished sonnet sequence in the Rawlinson collection

7 March 2016 2.15pm 3.30pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Deirdre Serjeantson (Essex)


In Bodleian MS Rawl. C 639,The ioyes of heauven delivered in sonnetts is an unpublished and little known English Catholic sonnet sequence of the late-sixteenth / early-seventeenth centuries. This master class will consider the three hands identifiable in the work, and the evidence they provide with regard to the dating and intended function of the manuscript; it will also explore some of the more unusual features of the text, including the author's instructions for the design of an emblematic frontispiece.


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

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