Shannon-Clark Lecture and Retreat
The Shannon-Clark Lecture
Larry Miller Professor of English
James Shapiro is a leading scholar of Shakespeare and Early Modern English literature who writes for both for scholars and a more general reading public. Among his books are Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Jonson, Shakespeare (1991), Shakespeare and the Jews (1995), 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (2005), Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? (2010), and The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 (2015). He has edited The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry and Shakespeare in America. Several of his books have won major prizes and awards. He co-authored and presented the BBC documentary The King and the Playwright in 2012. He is a Governor of the Folger Shakespeare Library, on the Board of Directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and was inducted in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.
His lecture will be on the topic of
“Shakespeare in America"
Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library
Thursday, November 12, 2015 8 p.m.
Retreat for English Majors and Creative Writing Minors
at the House Mountain Inn
Friday, November 13, 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m.
Faculty and English majors, please arrive at House Mountain Inn by 9:30 a.m.