The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0346  Friday, 24 August 2012


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GW Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare and Gail Paster Lecture 



Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare



George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare, a signature program for undergraduate students. The program offers a select group of students a unique opportunity to explore the works of William Shakespeare in a global and multimedia context.


Program Highlights

  • Enjoy small classes and intimate interaction with award-winning professors
  • Subsidized, faculty-led study tour of London and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Meet the head of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and leading scholars and artists in London
  • Attend performances at the Folger Theatre and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in D.C.
  • Participate in events at the Folger Shakespeare Library and on campus
  • Take advantage of undergraduate research fellowships
  • Use cutting-edge digital tools for the study of Shakespeare and for creative work


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Dean’s Lecture on Shakespeare Series



Friday September 7, 2012, 3:30 pm.  

Post Hall, George Washington University’s Mount Vernon Campus

Free shuttle available from Foggy Bottom: http://parking.gwu.edu/tve/


Inaugural Dean’s Lecture on Shakespeare by Dr. Gail Kern Paster (Director Emerita of the Folger Shakespeare Library)


“Shylock, Othello, and the Theatrical Coding of Difference: Images from the Folger Picture Archive”


Images of Shylock and Othello from the Folger image database show how these figures of the Jew and the Moor as Other have been represented since the eighteenth century have been presented for consumption and display. Setting images side by side has great heuristic potential for understanding the theatrical coding of difference in an historical trajectory.  The talk is designed for a broad audience.  It is free and open to the public, and it will be followed by a reception.






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