Occupy Shakespeare: Shakespeare and/in the Humanities

Marjorie Garber

Time:6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location:Wolstein Building Auditorium - 2103 Cornell Road
Registration:Registration is Closed.

Revolution, evolution, devolution--what is the relationship between Shakespeare and the humanities today? How has "ownership" of Shakespeare changed in the 20th and 21st centuries--and what, if anything, does that tell us about the future, for "Shakespeare," for the humanities, and for modern and postmodern culture? Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. This lecture -- in memory of Walter A. Strauss (1923-2008), who was the Elizabeth & William T. Treuhaft Professor of Humanities -- is generously funded by the Paul Wurzberger Endowment.

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About the speaker

Marjorie Garber

Marjorie Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and Chair of the Committee on Dramatic Arts. She has published sixteen books and edited seven collections of essays on topics from Shakespeare to literary and cultural theory to the arts and intellectual life. Newsweek magazine chose Shakespeare After All as one of the five best nonfiction books of 2004, and praised it as the "indispensable introduction to an indispensable writer ... Garber's is the most exhilarating seminar room you'll ever enter."

Her most recent book is The Use and Abuse of Literature (Pantheon, 2011).

Garber has served as Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard, Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, and Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. She is the former President of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and a continuing member of its advisory board. She currently serves as a Trustee of the English Institute and on the Board of Directors of the American Council of Learned Societies. In 2010, she chaired the judging committee of the non-fiction category of the National Book Awards. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society.

Additional Resources

Click HERE for a video of Marjorie Garber's interview on The Charlie Rose Show.

Click HERE to read Marjorie Garber's recent article, "Anatomy of a Honey Trap" in Foreign Policy magazine.

Click HERE to read Marjorie Garber's Q&A with Heather Horn in The Atlantic magazine.

Click HERE for the Stanford Presidential Lectures in the Humanities and Arts - Marjorie Garber.

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