The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0586 Monday, 12 March 2001
Date: Monday, 12 Mar 2001 15:08:35 +0000
Subject: New IES London Shakespeare Seminar
SHAKSPERians might like to know that the Institute for English Studies
at the University of London is hosting a new Shakespeare seminar which
it is planned will meet two or three times a semester. While the initial
aim was to enable the scholars working in the many institutions
scattered within and across London to meet each other, Shakespeareans
from the rest of the UK and abroad will be welcome to participate. The
first meeting, which I am convening, will be on March 19th at 5.30pm at
Senate House (Rm. 330), Malet Street and will take the form of a
discussion on the current state of Shakespeare scholarship and where we
think it might or should be going. The discussion will be kickstarted
with four fifteen minute papers, each outlining a proposal for a new or
moderated methodology for Shakespearean studies.
The speakers and their topics are:
Professor Kiernan Ryan, Royal Holloway: 'Beyond Historicism'
Professor Robin Headlam-Wells, Roehampton Institute: 'Shakespeare:
Humanist or Postmodernist?'
Dr. Jerry Sokol, Goldsmith's College: 'The use of legal history in
determining attitudes to social issues'
Professor Peter Holland, Shakespeare Institute: 'Shakespeare in
Performance: Process and Consumption'
The seminar will conclude with a glass of wine.
If you would like to attend this meeting or be kept informed of future
IES Shakespeare seminar events, please e-mail Richard Durston
With best wishes