"Portrait of Shakespeare," William Page, 1873

"Portrait of Shakespeare," William Page, 1873 (Posted )

Faculty at the liberal arts colleges and universities that make up the ACS membership are gearing up for the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616). Professors Scott Newstok at Rhodes Colllege and Hank Dobin at Washington and Lee are collaborating on a project to identify and help coordinate the numerous Shakespeare-related events that will be held during the 2015-16 academic year. In the meantime, they were kind enough to forward to the ACS a list of this year’s Reanaissance and Early Modern talks, performances, and exhibits across our region:

  • February 26, UA-Tuscaloosa: Adam Sexton, “Textual Adaptation and Shakespeare: The Manga Editions” (5pm, Morgan 301). Contact: Sharon O’Dair (sodair@bama.ua.edu)
  • March 1, UA-Tuscaloosa: ASC on Tour Hamlet(7:30pm, Morgan Hall Auditorium). Contact: Sharon O’Dair <sodair@bama.ua.edu
  • March 29, UA-Tuscaloosa: Eric Johnson, “A Tour of the Folgersphere: The Folger Shakespeare Library’s Digital Architecture” (5pm, Morgan 301). Contact: Sharon O’Dair <sodair@bama.ua.edu>
  •  March 30, UA-Tuscaloosa: Mark Algee-Hewitt, “The Disorder of Discourse: Digital Models for an Aesthetic Literary Theory” (5pm, Morgan 301). Contact: Sharon O’Dair <sodair@bama.ua.edu>
  • April 10–11, University of the South: Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. Contact: Dr. Matthew W. Irvin <medievalcolloquium@sewanee.edu>
  • April 15, University of Arkansas: Peter Lake (TBA). Contact: Joseph Candido <candido@uark.edu>
  • April 16, University of Mississippi: Ania Loomba, , “Is the Early in Early Modern the same as Early in Early Colonial?”  (7pm, Bondurant Auditorium). Contact: Karen Raber <kraber@olemiss.edu>
  • April 17, Memphis: two versions of the “Dido” story (one by Marlowe, the other by Purcell) will be staged at Playhouse on the Square. The opera will begin at 8pm; the play will begin at 10pm. In addition, there will be a 9pm “Introduction to Baroque Music” discussion as well as an after-party with bawdy madrigals.
  • April 23, Rhodes College: John Guillory,”Monuments and Documents: On the Object of Study in the Humanities” (7pm, Rhodes College, Blount Auditorium). Guillory will reflect upon Erwin Panofsky′s use of the terms ′monument′ and ′document′ to describe the works of art studied by the art historian or critic, and on the utility of these terms in describing the object of study across humanities disciplines generally (co-sponsored by the Rhodes departments of EnglishArt and Art History, and the Search Program). Contact: Scott Newstok <newstoks@rhodes.edu>
  • April 24, Rhodes College: Mid-South Early Modern Working Group (9:30am-noon, Rhodes College, Barret Library 0-30), discussing pre-circulated work-in-progress. RSVP to Debapriya Sarkar <Sarkar@hendrix.edu> if you are interested in meeting or workshopping in the future, even if you can’t attend this session.