Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Marissa Greenberg @ GW 3/26

Marissa Greenberg will be the Institute's guest on Friday March 26 for two exciting events:

1. A lunch seminar to discuss her paper "Pulling Down the Pillars: Staging Tragedy in Samson Agonistes."
12-2 PM in Rome Hall 771. The paper will be precirculated two weeks ahead of time. RSVP me (lduckert@gwu.edu) if you plan to attend. Lunch will be served.

2. A Gateway Lecture on "Writing About Space." 4 PM in Rome 771. No RSVP necessary.


Marissa Greenberg is an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico, where she teaches Shakespeare, Milton, and early English literature and drama. Her publications include “The Tyranny of Tragedy: Catharsis in England and The Roman Actor,” in Renaissance Drama (forthcoming); “Women and the Theatre in Thomas Heywood’s London,” in The Idea of the City: Early-Modern, Modern and Post-Modern Locations and Communities, edited by Joan Fitzpatrick (2009); “Signs of the Crimes: Topography, Murder, and Early Modern Domestic Tragedy,” in Genre (2007); and “Crossing from Scaffold to Stage: Execution Processions and Generic Conventions in The Comedy of Errors and Measure for Measure,” in Shakespeare and Historical Formalism, edited by Stephen Cohen (2007). Professor Greenberg recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Research Award. She is currently at work on a book project entitled Metropolitan Tragedy, 1567-1667, in which she examines early modern English tragic theory and practice as a response to urban change.

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