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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] 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!