SAMUEL DANIEL, POET AND HISTORIAN
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, 10-11 SEPTEMBER 2015 AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Conference Organizers: John Pitcher (St John’s College, Oxford) & Yasmin Arshad (UCL)
This is the first Conference devoted to Samuel Daniel (1562-1619), and it is presented by UCL’s Centre for Early Modern Exchanges, the English Faculty at Oxford University, St John’s College Oxford, and the Royal College of Music. Samuel Daniel was a very considerable poet, writer, historian and man of letters. He is however the least studied and least understood of the major Elizabethans. Daniel’s brother, John Danyel, was a musician of the first rank, who wrote songs and lute pieces that keep company with Dowland's finest compositions. The Daniel brothers, who were very close, collaborated fruitfully on several occasions, but their work together has rarely been looked at. This interdisciplinary Conference will explore the full range of Daniel's interests in poetry, history and music, and how these come together in his work. There will be a concert of John Danyel’s music, with staged readings of Samuel Daniel’s poetry at the Britten Theatre. The concert will also be open to members of the public.
For more information please visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/eme/eme-events/samueldaniel