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Multilingual Shakespeares

Multilingual Shakespeares
91 Charles Street West, Alumni Hall, Old Victoria College Room 112
Time: Nov 12th, 4:00 pm End: Nov 12th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Medieval Studies (FAS), Italian Studies (FAS), German (FAS), French (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Book History/Print Culture, 2000-, 1500-1800
Lecture by Patricia Parker

The Centre for Comparative Literature is pleased to present the 2015 Northrop Frye Professor:

Patricia Parker, Stanford University

Multilingual Shakespeares

Global and multilingual Shakespeare productions have become big business in the 21st century. But what this lecture focuses on is the often-ignored multilingual and interlingual nature of the plays themselves.

Patricia Parker, Margery Bailey Professor in English and Dramatic Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University, received her BA in History and English from the University of Manitoba (1967), MA in English from the University of Toronto (1968), and PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale (1976). Her books and co-edited collections include Inescapable Romance: Studies in the Poetics of a Mode; Literary Fat Ladies: Rhetoric, Gender, Property; Lyric Poetry: Beyond New Criticism; Shakespeare and the Question of Theory; Literary Theory / Renaissance Texts; Women, “Race,” and Writing in the Early Modern Period; and Shakespeare from the Margins. Since the mid-1980s, her work has stressed approaching Shakespeare’s language from diverse geopolitical, multilingual, and interdisciplinary perspectives--including race and religion, sexuality and gender, visual-material cultures, military science, anatomy and bloodletting, discovery and spying, and arithmetic and the arts of calculation.

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This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Centre for Comparative Literature at (416) 813-4041.

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