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Shakespeare Symposium Set for Nov. 16-17

Nov. 13, 2012

What:                  

The 20th annual California State University Shakespeare Symposium Nov. 16-17 at Cal State Fullerton will feature discussions by CSU professors and students on Shakespeare at the cinema, language games, Machiavellianism, the supernatural, witchcraft, gender roles, sexuality, political revolution and quantum physics. The event is open to the public.

Who:                   

The keynote speaker is author and Shakespeare expert Naomi Conn Liebler, who will present “Reading (Between) the Lines: Shakespeare’s Old Ladies.”

When:                 

Nov. 16-17
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. both days

Where:                

Cal State Fullerton, University Hall, Rooms 250 and 252
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Schedule Highlights:

Friday, Nov. 16

10:40 a.m. “Shakespeare and Parallel Realms”
Panelists: Lloyd E. Kermode, Cal State Long Beach assistant professor of English, discusses “Parallel Reality in Shakespeare”; Kay Stanton, CSUF professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, shares “Shakespeare’s Quantum Physics: Merry Wives as a Feminist ‘Parallel Universe’ of 2 Henry IV.” Room 250

1 p.m. “Discoveries”
Panelists: Sally Romotsky, CSUF emeritus professor of English and comparative literature, presents “The Lost Gown and Shakespeare’s Prince Hal”; Marlin Blaine, CSUF associate professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, discusses “Shakespeare in Jonson’s Discoveries: Jonsonian Imitation and the Construction of the Critical Self”; and Catherine Winiarski, CSUF lecturer in English, comparative literature and linguistics, reads “Adultery, Agape and Christian Supersession in Othello.” Room 252

Saturday, Nov. 17

12:30 p.m. Shakespeare Tea Luncheon
1:30 p.m. Keynote address by author and Shakespeare expert Naomi Conn Liebler, “Reading (Between) the Lines: Shakespeare’s Old Ladies.” Room 252

Cost:                    

Registration is $15 per person and includes a “Shakespeare Tea Luncheon” hosted by the As You Like It Shakespeare Society.

Parking:              

$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit Friday, Nov. 16. Parking is free Saturday, Nov. 17. Details are available online .

Sponsors:            

Cal State Fullerton’s English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics Department and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Inter-Club Council

More Information:           

Contact the English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics Department, 657-278-3163 or Kay Stanton , 657-278-2454.

Media Contact:        

Mimi Ko Cruz , 657-278-7586

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