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Shakespeare Colloquium at Fairleigh Dickinson
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0841  Tuesday, 26 September 2006

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Date: 		Monday, September 25, 2006
Subject: 	Shakespeare Colloquium at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Shakespeare Colloquium at Fairleigh Dickinson University: October 28, 2006

Madison, NJ (September 27, 2006)-Four Shakespeare scholars will share 
their insights into Shakespeare and lead discussions at Fairleigh 
Dickinson University's fourteenth annual Shakespeare Colloquium, this 
year entitled "Shakespeare: Inside and Outside." The sessions, which are 
free and open to the public, will run from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 
Saturday, October 28, 2006, on Fairleigh Dickinson University's College 
at Florham campus.

The speakers this year are Corinne S. Abate, Celestine Woo, Elizabeth 
Mazzola and June Schlueter.

Corinne S. Abate will ask, "'What is Love?' in Twelfth Night." She will 
explore the premise that the entire play is concerned with answering 
that question, focusing particularly on the power of non-sexual 
relationships among the characters. Abate edited a collection of essays 
entitled Privacy, Domesticity, and Women in Early Modern England 
(Ashgate 2003), and has published articles on Henry V, The Merchant of 
Venice, The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure. She holds a 
doctorate from New York University and is on the faculty at the 
Morristown-Beard School.

Celestine Woo is Assistant Professor of English at Empire State College 
in Westchester, New York, where she teaches courses in Shakespeare, 
British Romantics, Bible as Literature and children's literature. She 
will lead a session focusing on the cross-dressed performances of Hamlet 
by 18th Century British actress Sarah Siddons-who played the role nine 
times over thirty years in a manner that was neither conventionally male 
nor female-and will discuss the gender implications of her choosing the 
role. Woo holds a doctorate from New York University and is a dancer, 
choreographer and published poet.

Elizabeth Mazzola will speak on "Women's Wealth and Shakespeare's 
Women," exploring the peculiar nature and transmission of women's 
wealth. She will focus on what women might share with or among 
themselves, arguing that maternal legacies not only enrich daughters, 
but also drive Shakespeare's stories about them. Mazzola is author of 
The Pathology of the English Renaissance (Brill 1998), a study of 
Reformation Poetics, and Favorite Sons (Palgrave 2003), a study of the 
Sidney family. She has published essays on Milton, Mary Stuart, Edmund 
Spenser and Shakespeare and teaches at City College-CUNY.

June Schlueter, Charles A. Dana Professor of English at Lafayette 
College, will lead a session on "Facing Shakespeare," a discussion about 
the image of Shakespeare. While most people think they recognize images 
of Shakespeare when they see them in books or on t-shirts, Schlueter 
notes that our actual evidence about his appearance is limited. 
Examining six portraits, an engraving, a funeral bust and a death mask, 
all created during his lifetime or shortly after, she sifts through the 
evidence. Schlueter is author or editor of 14 books on Shakespeare, the 
Renaissance and modern drama. She most recently co-edited (with Paul 
Nelsen) Acts of Criticism: Performance Matters in Shakespeare and His 
Contemporaries, a festschrift for James P. Lusardi.

The colloquium will be held in room S-11 of the Science Building on 
FDU's College at Florham campus, 285 Madison Avenue in Madison, NJ. 
Registration is not required but is strongly encouraged.

For more information contact the project director, Harry Keyishian, at 
973-443-8714 or 
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Dickinson University, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940.

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