Category Archives: Shakespeare

Donovan Sherman on Weak Reading in Cymbeline

Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies.

UCI alum Donovan Sherman takes up scenes of interpretation and interpretive deferral in Cymbeline.

UCI’s First Folio

For UCI, a First Folio of the Bard : Alumnus’s Gift Was Valued at $241,000 in ’83 – latimes.

Article about initial gift in 1983.

David Goldstein reviewed by Fran Dolan at LARB

How to Eat a Book – The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Thrilled to see David’s book reviewed by Fran Dolan.

“His focus on eating rather than food enables him to avoid the trap of festive description in order to explore the deeper pleasures of critique. He considers not food as a thing, but eating as a process, and a relationship “at once material and symbolic.”

JSTOR Understanding Shakespeare

JSTOR Understanding Shakespeare.


Shakespeare Gallery

Romatic Illustration Shakespeare Gallery Network:

Negatives from the collection of UCLA professor Fred Burwick.

Laurie Lynd

Laurie Lynd.Scenes from latest Romeo and Juliet teen movie.

Shakespeare in Venice Summer School. The Shylock Project – Fondazione Giorgio Cini Onlus

Shakespeare in Venice Summer School. The Shylock Project – Fondazione Giorgio Cini Onlus.

Wish I were going …. looks amazing!!

CFP: Literature and Political Theology (RSA 2016)

Literature and Political Theology

This panel sponsored by the Rutgers University Medieval-Renaissance Colloquium aims to reflect on how devotional literature shapes the political landscapes of early modern Europe. Political theology has demonstrated how religious institutions and practices have shaped arguments about political authority and the emergent modern state. In early modern literary studies, scholars such as Julia Lupton, Victoria Kahn, and Graham Hammill have begun to open up new questions about devotional literature’s place in shaping the public institutions – distinct from both church and state – that make up civil society. How do religious institutions create and shape spaces for witnessing, political debate, and collective action? How does consideration of literary form shape or challenge narratives of secularization and emergent liberalization in seventeenth-century civil society? Protestantism, especially in its more radical forms, has long been associated with varying degrees of emphasis on inwardness, private forms of devotion, and anti-ceremonialism. How might we use devotional literature to understand the tensions between forms of publicity and civic engagement on the one hand, and the emphasis on individual conscience on the other?

Suggested topics include:

  • Devotional poetics
  • forms of public and private devotion
  • the aesthetics of ceremony and ritual
  • religious pluralism and toleration debates
  • the politics of biblical hermeneutics
  • faith and reason in public discourse and theological argument

Please send an abstract (max. 150 words) and a CV (max. 300 words) to Stephanie Hunt ( and Thomas Fulton ( by June 3, 2015.



Review: ‘Women of Will,’ by Tina Packer, a Look at Shakespeare’s Feminine Side –

Review: ‘Women of Will,’ by Tina Packer, a Look at Shakespeare’s Feminine Side –

15_04_30_Shakespeare_Shorts_Festival | Illuminations | UCI

15_04_30_Shakespeare_Shorts_Festival | Illuminations | UCI.

Great new project directed by my colleague Jane Page and hosted by Illuminations, the program I am running for the Chancellor’s Office.