The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0363 Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Date: September 3, 2012 11:14:26 PM EDT
Subject: “Global Hamlets” Symposium, Rhodes College, October 5
On October 5, 2012, the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment at Rhodes College will host a symposium on adaptations and appropriations of “Hamlet” across the globe, in Arab, British, Chinese, and South African contexts:
Speakers include Alexander Huang (George Washington University), Nick Hutchison (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), Margaret Litvin (Boston University), and David Schalkwyk (Folger Shakespeare Library).
Their lectures will be free and open to the public.
Co-sponsors include Rhodes College programs in Asian Studies, British Studies at Oxford, English, International Studies, and Theatre.
ABOUT THE PEARCE SHAKESPEARE ENDOWMENT
Thanks to the generosity of the late Dr. Iris Annette Pearce, Rhodes College enjoys an unusually wide range of Shakespeare-related resources. The Pearce Shakespeare Endowment was established in 2007 to enrich courses in Shakespeare and support events for the entire campus as well as the greater Memphis community. Dr. Pearce attended Rhodes College in the 1940s, when it was named Southwestern at Memphis, before graduating from Vanderbilt University. During World War II, she joined the women’s corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve (WAVES). As a medical student, she followed a long-established path in her family, where four generations of physicians preceded her. Yet she was also breaking new ground as a woman: she was one of only two female students in her University of Tennessee class; she served as the first female internal medicine resident at John Gaston Hospital (The Med); and she eventually became the director of the City of Memphis Hospitals while serving as a professor at the University of Tennessee. Her bequest generously continues to support her lifelong enthusiasm for Shakespeare. The late professor of Shakespeare studies at Rhodes, Dr. Cynthia Marshall, was instrumental in establishing preliminary planning for this bequest.