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"What Makes Shakespeare So Inspiring?"

"What Makes Shakespeare So Inspiring?"
Chapel of Old Victoria College, 91 Charles St. West, 2nd floor.
Time: Mar 19th, 4:00 pm End: Mar 19th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Sociology (FAS), Philosophy (FAS), Humanities, English (UTSC), English (FAS), Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Classics (FAS), Book History/Print Culture, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950, 1800-1900, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
First of 2 lectures by Bruce Ray Smith, Dean's Professor of English, University of Southern California


The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies is pleased to announce the first of two lectures  by its Annual Distinguishing Visiting Scholar for 2013:


Bruce Ray Smith, Dean's Professor of English, University of Southern California.

 "What Makes Shakespeare So Inspiring?" 

Bruce Smith is interested in the literature and culture of early modern England, publications include Phenomenal Shakespeare (2010), The Key of Green: Passion and Perception in Renaissance Culture (2009), and Shakespeare and Masculinity (2000). His monograph The Acoustic World of Early Modern England: Attending to the O-Factor (1999) was awarded the 2000 Roland H. Bainton Prize for Literature. 

Smith's current project, entitled "Mobile Shakespeare Scripts" (undertaken in collaboration with Katherine Rowe, Bryn Mawr College), was awarded a substantial grant from the National Endowment Humanities Office of the Digital Humanities for 2011-2012 and a Digital Humanities Start-up Grante from the NEH for 2009-2010.

Please note that this lecture is the first of two: Professor Smith will give another lecture on Thursday, March 21, 2013: "Making The Scene" (same time, same place). For both, admission is free and everyone is welcome - please call The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at 416-585-4484 for more information.



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