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Hannah Arendt and Shakespeare programme, Sept 7, 2019

KINGSTON SHAKESPEARE SEMINAR AT GARRICK’S TEMPLE SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2019 HANNAH ARENDT AND SHAKESPEARE 09.30: Coffee (Temple Pavilion)  10.00:  Chair: Richard Wilson (Kingston University) Avraham Oz (University of Haifa): ‘Arendt, Shakespeare and the Banality of Nationhood’ 11.00: Coffee (Temple Pavilion)  … Continue reading

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CFP: Shakespeare and European Romanticism, Oct 24-25 2019

Workshop CFP: Shakespeare and European Romanticism 24-25 October 2019 Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church Budapest Once I had read an entire play, I stood there like a blind man given the gift of sight by some miraculous healing … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt and Shakespeare, September 7, 2019

David Garrick built his Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames at Hampton in 1755, as a place where ‘the thinkers of the world’ would meet to reflect on the plays. He hoped Voltaire would come. Now the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar is … Continue reading

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The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare and Political Theology, Hampton Court/Garrick’s Temple, June 21-22 2019

The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare and Political Theology event consists of two related events, both of which highlight current thought on political theology in Shakespeare. The first day, held in the Jane Seymour Room at Hampton Court Palace, dovetails into two themes: Crown and Crowd. … Continue reading

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Roy Eriksen (1948 – 2019)

We are deeply saddened to announce that Professor Roy Eriksen died last Monday, April 22. He had been a powerful supporter and a loyal contributor to the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar from its beginning, and the masterly lecture he gave in … Continue reading

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Walter Benjamin and Shakespeare symposium programme

09.30: Coffee (Temple Pavilion) 10.00:  Chair: Richard Wilson (Kingston University) Julia Ng (Goldsmiths, University of London): ‘As You Like It: Benjamin’s Comic Infinite’ 11.00: Coffee (Temple Pavilion) 11.30 Chair: Richard Ashby (Royal Holloway) Hyowon Cho (New York University): ‘Towards a … Continue reading

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Benjamin and Shakespeare symposium, April 6, 2019

Walter Benjamin and Shakespeare symposium Saturday April 6, 2019 Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton David Garrick built his Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames at Hampton in 1755 as a place where ‘the thinkers of the world’ would meet to reflect … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in Philosophy symposia at the Temple 2019

After last’s summer’s series of days on French theorists, we turn this year to twentieth-century political theology, and to three thinkers whose work has powerfully shaped recent interpretations of Shakespearean theatre. This is our programme: Saturday April 6: Walter Benjamin and … Continue reading

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New issue of Etudes Epistémè

From our friends at Etudes Epistémè: We are very pleased to announce the publication of Etudes Epistémè (33): “Profane Shakespeare – Perfection, Pollution and the Truth of Performance,” (https://journals.openedition.org/episteme/2445) Edited by Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise, Karen Britland and Line Cottegnies, with contributions by Stella Achilleos, … Continue reading

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Garrick and Hogarth Colloquium, Oct 13

GARRICK AND HOGARTH: A COLLOQUIUM   ROSE THEATRE KINGSTON Saturday October 13 2018: 09.30 – 13.30   09.30 Registration 10.00 Welcome: Richard Wilson (Kingston University) Robin Simon (University College London): ‘Greasepaint and Oils: Garrick and the Artists’ 11.00: Coffee (Rose … Continue reading

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