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Oct 11
18:00 - 19:00
The 2018 Renaissance Lecture: Thinking with Conversion in Shakespeare's Playhouse
Paul Yachnin, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, McGill University

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Kent invites you to its annual Renaissance Lecture - all are welcome at this public event.

Professor Paul Yachnin of McGill University, Canada, provides an account of how thinking about the person and the world (including the political world) in Shakespeare's playhouse developed inside the problematics and possibilities of conversion. Thinking about and with conversion extends across Shakespeare's whole canon, from Taming of the Shrew to The Tempest. The focus here is on Measure for Measure and King Lear.

One goal is to make a case for Shakespeare as the creator of a "conversional theatre" (though not in what might be the expected sense of the phrase). Another is to rethink Shakespearean philosophy by adding greater historical specificity—not to mention adding the body, the soul, and the social world—to familiar ideas about Shakespearean scepticism.


Grimond Building,
Lecture Theatre 2
United Kingdom
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Open to All,


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