Professor Jean Howard to Deliver Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Annual Lecture

Professor Jean Howard
The English Department is pleased to announce that Professor Jean Howard will deliver this year’s Dean’s Scholars’ in Shakespeare Annual Lecture.  The Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Program is directed by Professor Holly Dugan.  This lecture will take place in the Academic Building (Post Hall) of GW’s Mount Vernon Campus.  Mark your calendars for Friday, September 18th, 4-6 PM.

Countering the Lucrece Effect: The Performance of Rape on the Early Modern Stage 

The story of rape of the Roman matron, Lucrece, fascinated early modern writers. In this talk, Prof. Howard examines the various ways that Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists staged this violent event and in doing so opened up its complicated sexual and political meanings. 

Professor Jean Howard is the George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. She is the author of numerous books, including most recently the award-winningTheater of a City: The Places of London Comedy 1598-1642 (UPenn Press 2007) and Great Shakespeareans: Marx and Freud (Bloomsbury 2012) and she is one of the editors of The Norton ShakespeareBased on the Oxford Edition
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
Free shuttle to Mount Vernon Campus: full information here.

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