The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1456 Monday, 5 September 2005
Date: Sunday, 4 Sep 2005 11:07:12 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: "In Shakespeare Day": Shakespeare Colloquium in New Jersey
13th Annual Shakespeare Colloquium at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
"In Shakespeare's Day: Society, Politics, and Theater" is the topic of
the annual Shakespeare colloquium to be held at the Madison, NJ campus
of Fairleigh Dickinson University on October 29 from 9:30-3:30 in room
S-11 (Science Building). This will be the thirteenth in this series of
programs. They are free and open to the public.
Four speakers will be featured. James P. Bednarz, Professor of English
at CW Post College of Long Island University, will discuss the
relationship between "serious" literature and commercial theater in
Shakespeare's early years as a playwright. Professor Chris Fitter of
Rutgers University will argue that Shakespeare's works reflect radical
and skeptical traditions of the Renaissance. Margaret Mikesell of John
Jay College will explore "advice" books written in Shakespeare's time
and how they illuminate his plays, with particular focus on Hamlet. June
Schlueter of Lafayette College will share her research into unpublished
travel albums kept by foreign travelers to Shakespeare's London and
explore their potential as new sources of history. Each talk will be
followed by a discussion period and questions.
The final program will be available in a few weeks. The colloquia are
organized by Harry Keyishian, Professor of English. For further
information, call 973-443-8714 or write him at MS3-01, Fairleigh
Dickinson University, Madison, NJ 07940 or by e-mail to
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