The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0498  Thursday, 31 October 2013


From:        Sharon O’Dair <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 30, 2013 at 3:22:43 PM EDT

Subject:    Shakespeare and American Integration


Shakespeare and American Integration: A Symposium

A part of “Through the Doors,” commemorating the 50th anniversary of the integration of the University of Alabama




FRIDAY Nov 15, 2013

Birmingham Room, Bryant Conference Center, UA campus:


1:30—2:45 pm:  Jason Demeter (George Washington University): “’The soul of a great white poet’: Shakespearean Educations in the Civil Rights Era”


3:00—4:15 pm:  Stephen Buhler (University of Nebraska): “The Duke Speaks Out: Integration and Appropriation in Such Sweet Thunder and My People”



Concert Hall at the Moody Music Building, UA School of Music, UA campus:


7:30 pm:  Delfeayo Marsalis Octet:  Sweet Thunder: Duke and Shak



SATURDAY Nov 16, 2013

Birmingham Room, Bryant Conference Center, UA campus:


9:00—10:15 am: Nigel Hatton (University of California, Merced): “’To Thine Own Self’: James Baldwin on Shakespeare and the Integration of the English Language”


10:30—11:45 am: Delfeayo Marsalis (New Orleans, LA): “Sweet Thunder: Ellington, Shakespeare, and the Blues”


Lunch Break


1:00—2:15 pm: Keith Miller and Erin McCarthy (Arizona State University):  “Othello’s Blackness after Malcolm X”


2:30—3:45 pm:  Ayanna Thompson (George Washington University): “Joseph Papp’s Color Blinding”


4:00—5:15 pm:  Joyce MacDonald (University of Kentucky): “’You’re all I need to get by’: Rehabilitating Romance in a Black Taming of the Shrew.”


Reception: 5:30—7:00  (Location to be discovered!)


Sponsored by:  The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies; The College of Arts and Sciences; The School of Music; the Department of American Studies; and New College.


All lectures and the performance are free and open to the public.


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