We are delighted to have one of the top Shakespeareans from across the Atlantic: Professor Christopher Pye will be talking at the KiSS Shakespeare and Sovereignty series on ‘King Lear, Sovereignty, and the Condition of Justice’. The talk will take place at the Gallery in the Rose Theatre on Thursday November 26, starting at 5.30 pm. The event is free and open to everyone. See also the event page.
Christoper Pye is Class of 1924 Professor of English at Williams College. He is the author of The Regal Phantasm: Shakespeare and the Politics of Spectacle and The Vanishing: Shakespeare, the Subject, and Early Modern Culture. His current writing project focuses on the intersections between aesthetics and political thought in the Renaissance era: Shakespeare, but also figures from Leonardo da Vinci to Thomas Hobbes and Diego Velasquez, all of whom pose compelling questions about the relations between art and political subjectivity. His most recent book is The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare.