The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1672 Wednesday, 8 September 2004
Date: Tuesday, 7 Sep 2004 15:40:47 -0400
Subject: October 16 Colloquium: Shakespeare and Politics
"Shakespeare and Politics" is the theme of a day-long colloquium to be
held at the Madison, NJ campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University on
Saturday, October 16 2004. Speakers at the colloquium will be Ron
Rosenbaum, Iska Alter, Thomas Cartelli, and Thomas A. Pendleton. The
colloquium is free and open to the public.
Ron Rosenbaum's work on Shakespearean subjects has appeared in The New
Yorker, The New York Times and The Observer. He is the author of
Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origin of His Evil, a critique of
post war efforts to explain Hitler's psyche. Other publications include
The Secret Parts of Fortune, a collection of his essays, and Those Who
Forget The Past: The Question of Anti-Semitism, which he edited.
Currently completing a book on Shakespeare scholars and directors for
Random House, he will speak on the topic "The Wrong Way to Solve the
Shylock Problem: The Politics of Interpretation in Playing Shakespeare's
Thomas Cartelli, Professor of English at Muhlenberg College, will speak
on "Leveling Distinction: Politics from the Bottom Up in Shakespeare."
Among many other publications, he is the author of Repositioning
Shakespeare: National Formulations, Postcolonial Appropriations and
Marlowe, Shakespeare, and the Economy of Theatrical Experience.
Iska Alter is Professor of English at Hofstra University. Her topic is
"Henry V, Demagogue of the Battlefield." She has published widely on
Shakespeare and on modern drama in such journals as Theatre History
Studies, Shakespeare Survey, Modern Drama, and Shakespeare Bulletin and
her essays have appeared in a number of edited collections.
Thomas A. Pendleton topic is "Shakespeare's Political Education: 1,2,3
Henry VI and Richard III." Dr. Pendleton is Professor of English at Iona
College and He is co-editor, with John Mahon, of The Shakespeare
Newsletter. He has published on Shakespeare and modern fiction and film
in the journals Cineaste, Literature-Film Quarterly, Review of English
Studies, and Shakespeare Newsletter, among others. He edited the volume
Henry VI: Critical Essays.
The colloquium will be held in room S-11 (Science Building) at the
College at Florham campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison
NJ from 9:30a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The building is handicap-accessible. Lunch
will be available at the campus dining hall. The twelfth in a series,
the annual colloquium is organized by Harry Keyishian, Professor of
English at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Directions to the Madison, NJ
campus can be found at the university website: www.fdu.edu. For further
(Include an underscore between y and k.). Registration is not required
but is strongly encouraged.
Department of English/Communication/Philosophy
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison NJ 07940
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