Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ros Barber Wins Hoffman Prize

Congratulations to our great friend, Dr. Rosalind Barber, for co-winning the 2014 Hoffman Prize for her paper entitled “‘Shortly he will quite forget to go’: Marlowe and the Faustus Epigrams.”  The prize is awarded by the King's School for a "distinguished publication on Christopher Marlowe."

This is Ros’s second Hoffman.  She won the prize in 2011 for her debut novel, The Marlowe Papers.

Congratulations, Ros!


daver852 said...

Congratulations, Ros!

Maureen Duff said...

This is great, Ros. Would love to read it some day. Is it available on any website yet?
best wishes

Ros Barber said...

Thanks both. No, I'm not interested in website publication, Maureen. I'm looking for an academic outlet. Watch this space.

JacksonM said...

She is brilliant!

Sonja Foxe said...

I managed to step hard on the toes of Ros Barber post-Oxford conference, not quite realizing not only is she a Marlovian, but a big deal Marlovian. Yes Marlowe was Faustus, but so was John Dee on whose toes Kit stepped very hard. Kit was leaking state secrets on stage with a brazen flair -- you know how he is ... among these state secrets was the flying device invented by John Dee that had been stolen circa August 1589 by Robert Poley & Skeres et alia, probably on orders from Burghley. He was effing killed for his intelligencer cohorts (1) for outing them in Faustus -- that whole bit on the stolen book from Faustus library is probably pretty close to the dialogue generated on the job. Of course Faustus is Marlowe, tho actually, Marlowe is Wagner -- whose first name in the German and PF editions was Christopher, ... read that epilogue and imagine Kit going to Deptford -- what do you think he was thinking about ... the Dutch church libel and the Star Chamber were times chosen by Dee ... of course I'm writing a scenario that I hope grows up to totally kick butt on the West End ... tho' I hope to be working thru the UofChicago's new, very edgy, performance center ... O -- the deVere connection is that Dee reported in 1592 that [missing] from his library were 5 letters written to him in 1570 by Oxenford. Marlowe's the Rival Poet of the Sonnets ... #81 is all about him ... and the Rivalry between Essex and the Cecils probably more germane than the Essex/Raleigh court rivalry.