With Video and Audio Recordings of Papers


Edward Paleit, ‘Welcome Talk’

Keynote Address: Professor Alan Stewart (Columbia), ‘Marlowe’s Seaborders’


Session 1: Marlowe’s Tamburlaine and the East   (Chair: Edward Paleit)

Simon May (Oxford), ‘Marlowe’s Tamburlaine: Ambiguity and the Near East’

Chloe Houston (Reading), ‘Valiant Tamburlaine, the man of fame’: gender, Persia and romance in Tamburlaine”

Professor Matthew Dimmock (Sussex), ‘Tamburlaine’s Material Worlds’


Session 2: Provocation and Subversion in Marlowe   (Chair: Roy Eriksen)

Professor Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam), ‘Marlowe’s Provocative Play Names’

Vincenzo Pasquarella, ‘Italian Masks/Italianate Devils: The Metamorphic Deceptions in Marlowe’s Edward II’


Session 3: Marlowe’s International Perspectives   (Chair: Philip Schwyzer)

Chloe Preedy (Exeter), ‘Europe by Air: International Flight in Marlowe’s Drama’

Barbara Wooding, ‘‘With twice twelve Phrygian ships I ploughed the deep’: Marlowe and journeys of the imagination’


Session 4: Religious Conflict in Marlowe   (Chair: Chloe Preedy)

Professor Catherine Gimelli Martin (Memphis), ‘Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris and the Wars of Religion’

Killian Schindler (Fribourg), ‘Predestination and Religious Toleration: New International Contexts for Doctor Faustus’

Meadhbh O’Halloran (Cork), ‘Marlowe’s Mediterranean’


Session 5: Marlowe and European politics   (Chair: Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen)

Edward Paleit (Exeter), ‘Whose resistance theory is it anyway? The virtual excommunication of Marlowe’s Edward II’

Georgina Lucas (Birmingham/Shakespeare Institute), ‘“An action bloody and tyrannical”: Tyranny and Resistance in Marlowe’s The Massacre at Paris’


Session 6: Giordano Bruno, Philosophy and Religion   (Chair: Catherine Gimelli Martin)

Professor Rosanna Camerlingo (Perugia), ‘The Baines Note: Marlowe, Bruno and Machiavelli’

Luca Bocchetti (Verona), ‘Benvolio, Christ and Actaeon: the Italian Neoplatonic Legacy of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and Giordano Bruno’s Spaccio de la bestia trionfante’

Professor Roy Eriksen (Agder), ‘Italianate Marlowe: Between Leon Battista Alberti and Giordano Bruno’

Cristiano Ragni (Perugia) ‘“What irreligious pagans’ parts be these?” Machiavelli, Bruno, Gentili and the idea of religion in Marlowe’s Massacre’


Session 7: Marlowe from Marlowe to Modernity   (Chair: Alan Stewart)

Professor Richard Hillman (Tours), ‘Dr. Faustus and contemporary French translations of the Faustbuch’

George Oppitz-Trotman (UEA), ‘Doctor Faustus and the English Comedians’

Jan Frans van Dijkhuizen (Leiden), ‘Marlowe, Shakespeare & Religion in the Twenty-First Century: Two Dutch Case Studies’ [Preview only]

Wanda Świątkowska (Jagiellonian),The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe: between the scenario by Jerzy Grotowski (1963) and the translation of the drama by Jan Kasprowicz (1908)”


We would like to thank all of our wonderful speakers for taking part in the conference and a further special thanks to those who allowed us to make a video or audio version of some, or all, of their paper available online.