Please join us for the fourth annual
Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Lecture
Professor Jean Howard
Friday, September 18th
Post Hall (on Mount Vernon Campus)
"Countering the Lucrece Effect:
The Performance of Rape on the Early Modern Stage"
The story of the rape of the Roman matron, Lucrece, fascinated early modern writers. This paper examines the various ways that Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists staged this violent event and in doing so opened up its complicated sexual and political meanings.
Professor Jean Howard is the George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. She is the author of numerous books, including most recently the award-winning Theater of a City: The Places of London Comedy 1598-1642 (UPenn Press 2007) and Great Shakespeareans: Marx and Freud (Bloomsbury 2012) and she is one of the editors of The Norton Shakespeare: Based on the Oxford Edition.
Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.
Free shuttle to Mount Vernon Campus: full information here.