Thursday, September 9, 2010

Huw Griffiths @ GW 10/1


You are invited to our second fall seminar on Friday, October 1 at 9 AM. The seminar takes place in Rome Hall 771 located at 801 22nd St. NW. Breakfast will be served.

Huw Griffiths from the University of Sydney will discuss his precirculated paper "
The Hands and Tongues of Sovereignty in Shakespeare's King John." The paper will be available at least a week ahead of time. Please contact Lowell Duckert [lduckert@gwu.edu] if you would like to attend.

Professor Griffiths's broad interest is
sixteenth and seventeenth-century English literature and culture, with specific interests in constructions of the early modern nation; rhetoric, politics and the body; sovereignty; violence in Shakespeare’s history plays; Shakespeare and Wales; representations of the ruin. Other interests include eighteenth-century adaptations of Shakespeare, contemporary British poetry and contemporary gay fiction. He has a few books forthcoming -- Shakespearean Biopolitics and A Nation in Ruins: Space, Text and History in Early Modern England -- and has published several articles and book chapters. He is also the author of Hamlet: A Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism (Palgrave 2005).

Join us on the 1st!

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