International Summer School: Shakespeare’s Rome (SRISS)


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Within the Shakespearean corpus the image of ancient Rome works as the emblem of the classical past, a goldmine of foundational myths and the model of an authoritative culture early modern England felt compelled to look to. To Ancient Rome Shakespeare devoted five plays (Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline) and a narrative poem (The Rape of Lucrece): the themes and motifs of these works will be examined in depth in the classroom while the city of Rome, with its theaters (and especially the Globe’s replica in the park of Villa Borghese), archaeological sites and artistic resources will offer participants a unique opportunity to complement their study outdoor. Participants will be provided with appropriate methodological tools which will help them to develop a specific competence on Shakespeare’s Rome within an intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective. The SRISS is held in English and is open for undergraduate students (BA) and one for post-graduate students (MA, PhDs, Postdocs, ESL teachers). Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate from the Roma Tre university for 6 ECTS. For information on the program, consult the SRISS website.

Selected participants from KNIR partner universities (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit, Universiteit Leiden, Universiteit Utrecht, Radboud Universiteit, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) are eligible for KNIR bursaries, which include accomodation at the institute in Rome. Personal expenses, including meals, are not included. Students, affiliated to one of the above mentioned partner universities of the KNIR, receive a €100 reimbursement of their expenses for travelling to Rome upon successful completion of the Summer School’s program.

The registration for SRISS 2023 is now open.
Please follow this link for more information about the registration procedure.

Before applying, please send an email to the SRISS Secretary for assistance with Roma Tre registration procedure:

Deadline for registrations: 31 May 2023

*) Facilities in Rome
The KNIR accommodation consists of shared bedrooms and bathrooms, and includes a living and dining space, a large kitchen, washing machine and wireless internet. All residents have 24/7 access to the library and the garden of the Royal Netherlands Institute.

This Summer School has been organized in collaboration with

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