About this Event
Shakespeare and Race After Man
This symposium will feature a dialogue among leading Shakespeare scholars whose critical approaches take us beyond the confines of "authoritative" Shakespeares. By situating the formation of Eurocentric man in view of race and difference, the discussion promises to shed light on new ways of understanding Shakespeare's relevance today.
Our guests will include Ruben Espinosa, Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University and Associate Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; Miles Grier, Associate Professor at Queens College, CUNY, editor of Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies, and author of the forthcoming book Inkface: Othello and the Formation of White Interpretive Community, 1604-1855; and Jane Hwang Degenhardt, Professor of English at UMass-Amherst, the author of Globalizing Fortune on the Early Modern Stage and Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage.