Alexander Samson is Professor of Early Modern Studies at University College London. His research interests include the early colonial history of the Americas, Anglo-Spanish intercultural interactions and early modern English and Spanish drama. His book Mary and Philip: the Marriage of Tudor England and Habsburg Spain was published by Manchester University Press. An edition of Lope de Vega’s Lo fingido verdadero also with Manchester and James Mabbe’s Exemplary Novels with Modern Humanities Research Association are in progress. He runs the Golden Age and Renaissance Research Seminar and is director of UCL’s Centre for Early Modern Exchanges and the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters.

Keynote Speech: Hispanic Worlds in English Renaissance Culture



Sabine Schülting is Professor of English Studies and Culture at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Her research interests include early modern cultural encounters, gender studies, Shakespeare, the reception of Shakespeare in the 20th and 21st centuries and Victorian culture and literature. She is the general editor of Shakespeare Jahrbuch; her recent publications include co-edited essay collections on Early Modern Encounters with the Islamic East (2012), on Shylock nach dem Holocaust (2011), and a book-length study on Dirt in Victorian Literature (2016). Her 2019 monograph Precarious Figurations: Shylock on the German Stage, 1920-2010, co-written with Zeno Ackermann, was published  by de Gruyter.

Keynote Speech: Wrestling with Shakespeare: Contemporary Feminist Perspectives



Jesús Tronch is Senior Lecturer at the Universitat de València, where he teaches English literature and creative translation. His main research interests are textual criticism and translation and reception studies. He has published A Synoptic 'Hamlet' (2002), and Un primer 'Hamlet'  (1994), and, with Clara Calvo, a critical edition of The Spanish Tragedy for the Arden Early Modern Drama series (2013). At present, he is editing Timon of Athens for the Internet Shakespeare Editions, and directing the EMOTHE multilingual digital library developed by the ArteLope research project, as well as the HIERONIMO Project (funded in 2016-2017 by Generalitat Valenciana, the Valencian autonomous government).

Keynote Speech: How do Shifting Authorial Attributions Affect the Way we Edit Shakespeare?