Archive for November, 2013

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Cardiff MEMORI Lecture: 28 November

November 25, 2013

MEMORI LOGOMedieval & Early Modern Research Initiative

(Cardiff University)

“Sad Stories of the death of kings: Monarchy, Government and Shakespeare’s Histories on Television, 1957-1965”

John Wyver (University of Westminster)

Thursday, 28 November 2013

5.15pm, Room 2.03

Find out more here.

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The Text of Prof. Richard Wilson’s Inaugural Lecture

November 22, 2013

Richard Wilson

Anniversary Chair and Sir Peter Hall Professor of Shakespeare Studies

 

“Sermons in Stones: Shakespeare’s dangerous thresholds”

October 30th, 2013

The sandstone megalith in front of Kingston’s Rose Theatre was described by John Speed in 1613 as ‘the chair of majesty whereon Athelstan, Edwin and Ethelred sate at their coronations and first received their Sceptre of Imperial Power’. Since it was moved to near its present position in 1850, the debates and legends this sarsen or ‘troublesome stone’ has accumulated say much about changing ideas of history and monarchy. But evidence that the ‘Coronation Stone’ originated in the Saxon chapel that stood beside the Market Place also places it at the threshold of contemporary theories regarding religion and politics, or what the philosopher Giorgio Agamben terms the separation of ‘the kingdom and the glory’. Interpreted in light of these, Kingston’s relic marks the theatrical dimension of power in a politics founded on consent, and the dangers Shakespeare dramatized attending every official entry or inauguration.

The pdf of Prof. Richard Wilson’s inaugural lecture can be now be downloaded here:

KINGSTON INAUGURAL

Find out about other Shakespeare lectures at the Rose here.

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Shakespeare and Theory: Special Issue II (Published in English Studies)

November 13, 2013

Shakespeare and Theory: Special Issue II

Guest Editors: François-Xavier Gleyzon and Johann Gregory

The latest issue of English Studies is a special issue on Shakespeare and Theory.

The first issue (94.3, 2013)

The second issue (94.7, 2013)

Contents of the Second Issue

Listening to the Body …: Transitioning to Shakespeare and Theory (Special Issue II)

François-Xavier Gleyzon (University of Central Florida) and

Johann Gregory (Cardiff University)

Performing Disability and Theorizing Deformity

Katherine Schaap Williams (Rutgers University)

Ship of Fools: Foucault and the Shakespeareans

Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

“Untimely Ripp’d”: On Natality, Sovereignty and Unbearable Life

Arthur Bradley (Lancaster University)

Syllogisms and Tears in Timon of Athens

Drew Daniel (Johns Hopkins University)

Opening the Sacred Body or the Profaned Host in The Merchant of Venice

François-Xavier Gleyzon (University of Central Florida)

Download Shakespeare & Theory Special Issue II Poster pdf

 

For more information about the first issue, click here.

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