The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.053  Wednesday, 29 January 2014


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

Date:         January 28, 2014 at 10:48:43 AM EST

Subject:    Terry Hawkes


Dear Hardy,


You might like to announce over the SHAKSPER network the sad death of Terry Hawkes. Here is a form of words:


Terence Hawkes was emeritus professor of English at the University of Cardiff, and for some 50 years he was a leading world expert on Shakespeare. Between 1959 and 2007 he produced a series of books and collections of essays on Shakespeare, and from 1977 he was the general editor (and contributor to) The Methuen/Routledge New Accents series, that was instrumental in changing the direction of English Studies in British universities. He was also the founding editor of the influential journal 'Textual Practice', and the general editor and contributor to the 'Accents on Shakespeare' series. He broadcast on BBC radio in Wales and was a formative influence on a radical theoretical turn in Shakespeare scholarship that has now come to be regarded as central. He was also an inspirational lecturer and many of his former students now occupy chairs in universities across the world. He was a proficient jazz drummer who had played with musicians such as Acker Bilk and Digby Fairweather, he was a keen football supporter, and he was also active in local politics. The legacy of his scholarly work continues to be felt across the world, and his witty, perceptive, and erudite contributions will be sorely missed on the SHAKSPER network.



John Drakakis


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