'The Laughing Puritan:' Humour and Dissent in Early Modern English Literary Culture - inaugural lecture by Prof. Adrian Streete

This inaugural lecture marks Adrian Streete's promotion in 2019 to a chair in Early Modern English Literature and Religion in the School of Critical Studies.

The lecture is based on Adrian's current project which is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. It examines the often overlooked history of Puritan laughter and satire in early modern English literary culture from the early sixteenth to the early eighteenth century, considering its implications for our understanding of Puritanism, religious liberty, and the broader shape of literary history.

This lecture will take place on Wednesday 1 April at 5pm and will be followed by drinks and canapés from 6-7pm.

Location: Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, Sir Charles Wilson Building, University of Glasgow, 1 University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

First published: 4 March 2020