A series of events–free and open to the public–are being planned in conjunction with the Dean’s Scholars program.
Dean’s Lecture on Shakespeare series
Friday September 7 2012, 3:30 pm. Post Hall, George Washington University’s Mount Vernon Campus; free shuttle available from Foggy Bottom: http://parking.gwu.edu/tve/
Inaugural Dean’s Lecture on Shakespeare by Dr. Gail Kern Paster (Director Emerita of the Folger Shakespeare Library)
Shylock, Othello, and the Theatrical Coding of Difference: Picturing Shakespeare at the Folger
Images of Shylock and Othello from the Folger image database show how these figures of the Jew and the Moor as Other have been represented since the eighteenth century. These images also show how Shakespeare’s plays have been presented for consumption and display. Setting images side by side has great heuristic potential for understanding the theatrical coding of difference in an historical trajectory. The talk is designed for a broad audience. It is free and open to the public, and it will be followed by a reception.
A fuller description from our earlier blog post:
Tuesday, November 13 2012 (time and location TBA)
The Culture of the Spectator: Football, Gambling, and Shakespearean Theatre by Dr. Dennis Kennedy (Emeritus Professor and Fellow in Trinity College Dublin, where he held the Samuel Beckett Chair of Drama)
Oct. 26, 2012 Corpus: A Symposium
A symposium on individual and collective bodies: embodiment, sexuality, individuality, universality, corporations, limitations, institutions, resistance.
Confirmed speakers: Marcy Norton, Henry Turner, Lara Farina, Zeb Tortorici
Jan 25, 2013 Digital Shakespeare
April 5, 2013 Ecologies symposium