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Spring Folger Seminar on Historicizing Shakespeare's
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2444  Thursday, 25 October 2001

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Date:           Wednesday, 24 Oct 2001 16:40:59 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Spring Folger Seminar on Historicizing Shakespeare's Language

The Folger Institute's Center for Shakespeare Studies will offer a
spring semester-length seminar titled "Historicizing Shakespeares
Language: Social Discourse and Cultural Production" directed by Lynne
Magnusson (Queens University, Kingston Canada).  The seminar examines
how the varied social discourses of Shakespeare's time are appropriated,
assimilated, or reaccented within his plays. Participants' interests and
Folger materials will help shape the exploration of what a newly
historicized engagement with the complex language of Shakespeare's plays
and poetry looks like. The seminar's reconsideration of early modern
language will be informed by readings concerned with social discourse,
including Bakhtin on dialogism, Bourdieu on the economics of linguistic
exchange, Brown and Levinson on politeness, as well as writings on the
history of language, ethnography of speaking, discourse pragmatics,
philosophy of language, and rhetoric. A full description of the seminar
can be found at www.folger.edu/institute/2001-2002.html

The seminar will meet for eight Friday afternoons from 25 January
through 12 April, except 22 February and 1, 22, and 29 March. The
application deadline is 2 January 2002.  Grants-in-aid are available for
Folger Consortium affiliates, and fee waivers are available to
independent scholars by application.

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