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18:30 - 20:30 14 November 2013

The Keith Walker Memorial Lecture 2013


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Sir Brian Vickers, Visiting Professor, UCL English Department, Sir Brian Vickers, FBA (born 1937) is Emeritus Professor at ETH Zurich and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, University of London. He is known for his work on the history of rhetoric, Shakespeare, John Ford, and Francis Bacon. He joined the English Department at UCL as a visiting professor in 2012.

The Keith Walker Memorial Lecture is a biennial event to commemorate a much loved member of staff of UCL English Department who was a renowned editor of Rochester, Dryden, and Marvell. This year we look forward to an exciting and thought-provoking lecture by the distinguished scholar Sir Brian Vickers. Since the 1980s it has been generally accepted that Shakespeare revised 'King Lear' in around 1610, and that the Quarto and Folio editions represent two substantially different plays, often printed separately in modern editions. Professor Vickers will present evidence to refute this view.


Professor Helen Hackett
+44 (0)20 7679 33127 | h.hackett@ucl.ac.uk


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