Monthly Archives: June 2014

Shakespeare and Continental Philosophy


Forthcoming September 2014: a nice collection of essays on Shakespeare and Continental Philosophy, edited by Jennifer Bates and Richard Wilson, with pieces by Paul Kottman, Christopher Norris, Catherine Belsey, and others. My piece, “Arendt in Italy; Or, The Taming of the Shrew,” first published in Law, Culture, and Humanities, is being reprinted for this volume.

Phenomenality, Poesis, and the Creature: A Research Seminar at UCI

Research Seminar on Phenomenality, Poesis, and the Creature
Jane Newman is organizing a research seminar for the Early Cultures group on “Phenomenality, Poesis and the Creature,” Winter 2015, at UCI. Speakers include Victoria Kahn, Niklaus Largier, and Angela Vanhaelen.

Our graduate conference, April 17-18, 2015, will also be on Phenomenologies of the Creature.

The research seminar is funded by UCHRI.

Summer Class: Shakespeare: Text and Performance

My Summer Session II course at UCI will feature the two plays being performed in New Swan Shakespeare Festival, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night, plus Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s late return to the world of RJ. The course will feature an acting workshop with Dr. Daniel Keegan and a sonnet session with translator and master teacher Vivian Folkenflik. We will also explore the plays on video.Glass elevator, from Romeo + Juliet.

The Romeo and Juliet Affair

Romeo and Juliet Affair
UC Irvine
June 25-26, 2014

Designed as a working session for contributors to the Arden Critical Guide to Romeo and Juliet, this affair was also open to graduate students and members of the public interested in the critical and performance history of Romeo and Juliet and to members of w/Shakespeare.

Speakers included Ian Munro (performance history), Naomi Conn Liebler (the critical tradition), Rebeca Helfer (recent criticism), Joseph Campana (ballet), Will N. West (Romeo and Juliet’s understudies), and Robert Watson (rethinking Capulet). In addition to graduate students in English and drama, we were happy to host visitors from the general public, plus colleagues from local universities.

Affair = an activity or pursuit; a concern, project, or enterprise; a matter at hand; matters of public interest and importance; matters relating to the general course of human existence; a romantic or sexual relationship; a public or social gathering; an event, gathering, or party; deportment, bearing, conduct; personal display, show; male or female genitals; an object or item constructed for a particular purpose; an invention or contrivance.

New Swan Seminars


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