The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.103 Monday, 3 March 2014
Date: March 3, 2014 at 12:39:42 PM EST
Subject: Thursday at UMD: Henry S. Turner
Please join us for Thursday’s event in the Marshall Grossman Lecture Series:
Henry S. Turner, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Thursday, March 6, 3:30pm
2115 Tawes Hall
Universitas: On Corporations and Pluralism, 1516-2016
This talk looks closely at the history of the corporation in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century England and the way it was taken up by literary writers, with particular reference to More and Shakespeare. It considers the nature of corporate ontology and corporate personhood, with some speculations about fictional and philosophical writing in the period, and about theater as a corporate art. The talk concludes by suggesting how a history of corporations could be generative for political theory, especially of a pluralist variety.
Please also mark your calendars for Bruce Holsinger at the end of April:
Bruce Holsinger, University of Virginia
Monday April 28, 4:30pm
The Voices of Medieval London: History, Fiction, Historical Fiction
London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers—including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt’s artful mistress, Katherine Swynford—England’s young, still untested king, Richard II, is in mortal peril, and the danger is only beginning. Medieval scholar Bruce Holsinger draws on his vast knowledge of the medieval period to add colorful, authentic detail—on everything from poetry and bookbinding to court intrigues and brothels—to his brilliantly constructed literary mystery, A Burnable Book. Join us for a reading from the novel followed by a lively discussion.
All are welcome! Events are free and open to the public.
Scott A. Trudell
Department of English
3243 Tawes Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742