Dr. Christopher Hodgkins (English/Atlantic World Research Network) spoke at Washington’s Folger Shakespeare Library for the April 3-5 conference celebrating the Bard’s 450th birthday, “Shakespeare and the Problem of Biography.” He joined Barbara Lewalski of Harvard University and Andrew Hadfield of the University of Sussex for the opening panel on “Literary Biography,” discussing old and new biographies of George Herbert, John Donne, Edmund Spenser and John Milton. Hodgkins presentation was titled “What’s Your Angle? The Problematic Biographies of Izaak Walton.”
On April 11, Hodgkins will make a pilgrimage to Canterbury to serve as master of ceremonies at the launch celebration for The Edinburgh Companion to the Bible and the Arts, edited by Stephen Prickett, to which Hodgkins has contributed his essay “Biblical and 17th-Century Poetry: The Case of the Psalms and George Herbert.”
Hodgkins is the co-editor of “The Digital Temple,” the born-digital edition of George Herbert’s poetry.