Distinguished Senior Research Fellow Professor Sir Brian Vickers wins 2014 Beverley Rogers Literary Award

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Professor Sir Brian Vickers, FBA, (IES distinguished senior research fellow) has won the 2014 Beverley Rogers Literary Award for an article on 17th-century playwright, Ben Jonson. This annual prize is given to the writer of the best essay in each year’s volume of the Ben Jonson Journal, a twice-a-year review devoted to the study of the playwright and ‘the culture in which his manifold literary efforts thrived’.

Sir Brian describes his article, Ben Jonson's Classicism Re-visited, as a reflection ‘on some aspects of Jonson’s classical learning and how he used it’. He said, ‘Rather than attempting to survey this literature, I have tried to place Jonson in his appropriate context of a writer of the late Renaissance.

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