Conference: Katherine Philips 350: Writing, Reputation, Legacy

This conference to celebrate the life and works of Katherine Philips – poet, dramatist and letter-writer – will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on 27-28 June, 2014. The event will mark the 350th anniversary of the publication of her Poems (1664) and of her death the same year.

The conference venue is to be Marsh’s Library.

Plenary lectures will be given by Professor Elizabeth Hageman (University of New Hampshire), Professor Sarah Prescott (Aberystwyth University) and Linzi Simpson (Smock Alley Theatre).

The conference organisers are Dr Marie-Louise Coolahan (National University of Ireland, Galway) and Dr Gillian Wright (University of Birmingham).

Special event: a visit to Smock Alley Theatre, where the first production of Philips’s play Pompey was staged in February 1663.

This text is taken from the conference website,, where you can register for the event and learn more about it.


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