The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0225  Friday, 9 September 2011


From:         Harry Keyishian <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         September 8, 2011 9:47:08 PM EDT

Subject:      Colloquium on Othello at Fairleigh Dickinson University


Othello is the subject of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s 19 Annual Shakespeare Colloquium, which will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Madison, New Jersey.  The colloquium is free and open to the public. All New Jersey teachers who participate are eligible for Professional Development Credits.


Speakers will be Allison Deutermann of Baruch College, CUNY; Ian Smith of Lafayette College; Jeffery Alan Triggs of Rutgers University; and Eric Johnson-DeBeaufre of Drew University.


Allison Deutermann will decipher the effects of confession in accordance to Othello. Ian Smith’s presentation, “Race, Comedy, and Othello” will examine the role of racism in creating social harmony for an exclusive majority.  Eric Johnson-DeBeaufre will link the issues of male friendship and shared expression in Othello. The colloquium will conclude with Jeffery Alan Trigg’s comparison of Shakespeare’s play with Arrigo Boito’s libretto for Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Otello.


The colloquium is supported by Fairleigh Dickinson University, The Columbia University Seminars office, and individual donations. Organizer and project director is Harry Keyishian. For further information, or to register, please call 973-443-8711 or email Harry Keyishian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Fairleigh Dickinson University is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940.

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