The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 28.081 Friday, 15 February 2017
Date: February 16, 2017 at 3:38:23 PM EST
Subject: "Jews & Muslims in Shakespeare’s World" (February 22, Rhodes College)
The Pearce Shakespeare Endowment at Rhodes College is pleased to host Jerry Brotton and James Shapiro for a symposium on "Jews & Muslims in Shakespeare’s World" on Wednesday, February 22 (6pm Hardie Auditorium; reception 5:30pm):
This event is free and open to the public, thanks to the co-sponsorship of Communities in Conversation, English, Theatre, Urban Studies, and the Rhodes Lecture Board. The discussion will be recorded and later posted online.
Please feel free to contact me for more information.
Director, Pearce Shakespeare Endowment
Professor of English
ABOUT THE PEARCE SHAKESPEARE ENDOWMENT
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. Iris Annette 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.