Katherine Philips 350: Writing, Reputation, Legacy

Katherine Philips frontispiece to 'Poems 1667'

Katherine Philips as ‘Orinda’

This conference to celebrate the life and works of Katherine Philips – poet, dramatist and letter-writer – will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on 26-28 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.

For the conference programme, click here. To register for the conference, click here.

Accommodation is available at numerous hotels throughout the city (Marsh’s Library is near St Stephen’s Green and St Patrick’s Cathedral), or try Trinity College, Dublin. It is advisable to book early.

To contact the organisers, please email katherinephilips350@gmail.com or click here.