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‘Knowing I Loved My Books’: A BSA Online Event Celebrating the Legacy of Professor Michael Hattaway

Date/Time: 11 February 2022 -5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


The BSA welcomes you to this event, which is free and open to all. Please register via Eventbrite here. 


The late Professor Michael Hattaway’s bequest of books to colleagues in the University of Iasi, Romania, typified both his generosity and his strong bonds with Shakespeareans in Europe. This free online event celebrates Professor Hattaway’s legacy of friendship and of books: those he wrote and those he gave to the English Department in Iasi. Staff and students from Iasi will talk about how items in ‘The Professor Michael Hattaway Collection’ will help their research and teaching. Colleagues from the British Shakespeare Association, which funded the transport of the books to Romania, will celebrate Professor Hattaway’s academic legacy by discussing a selection of the many books wrote, edited and published.

Chair: Professor Alison Findlay (University of Lancaster; Chair of the BSA)

Programme and Speakers:

Members of the Department of English, University of Iasi, will will remember their meetings with Professor Hattaway and discuss how items from The Professor Michael Hattaway Collection are important to their research or teaching:

Professor Odette BlumenfeldDr Iulia MilicaDr Florina NastaseDr Veronica Popescu, Dr Ioana Baciu; Ana-Maria Iftimie (doctoral student); Andrei Hurghes (undergraduate student), Ioana Danielescu (undergraduate student), Darius Brasov (undergraduate student), Lacramioara Dominte (undergraduate student).

Friends and former colleagues from across the UK and beyond will celebrate a selection of the important books Professor Hattaway wrote, edited and published:

Professor Peter Smith (University of Nottingham Trent); Professor Nicoleta Cinpoes (University of Worcester); Professor Alison Findlay (University of Lancaster); Professor John Gillies (University of Essex); Professor Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University), Professor John Drakakis (University of Stirling), Dr Boika Sokolova and Professor Alexander Shurbanov.


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