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Sonja Fielitz: ‘Duke of Dark Corners: Shakespeare and the Catholic uncanny’ -podcast

Listen to the ‘Duke of Dark Corners’ by Sonja Fielitz (University of Marburg) here.  While discussing the visual (and spatial) uncanny, she takes us on a journey from Nicholas Royle and Nicholas Owen, the builder of priest holes, to Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Upcoming conference: Hegel & the Concept of World History

From The London Graduate School website (look there for up-dated info): Conference dates: April 14–15, 2016 Venue: Kingston University London Abstracts’ submission deadline: 10 January 2016 ORGANISERS HegeLab (Laboratorio di Studi Hegeliani, University of Eastern Piedmont) Centre for Research in Modern … Continue reading

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KiSSiT WiP: Shakespearean Dialectics – from Hegel to Adorno, Dec 17

On Thursday December 17 (two days before Shakespeare and the State of Exception) KiSSiT Work-in-Progress will reconvene for a session entitled ‘Shakespearean Dialectics – from Hegel to Adorno’ with Christian Smith (Warwick) and Timo Uotinen (Royal Holloway) presenting. Christian’s paper … Continue reading

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Christopher Pye: ‘King Lear, Sovereignty, and the Condition of Justice’ – podcast

Listen to Christopher Pye‘s extraordinary talk here. He discussed sovereignty in King Lear relating it to autonomy, the self, the state, and the world. Focusing on Cordelia’s ‘nothing’ and Edgar’s ‘I nothing am’, he opens up the relationship of power to … Continue reading

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Not enough of Shakespeare

Mina Shah wrote a thought-provoking column entitled Enough of Shakespeare, where she questions the reasons why Shakespeare is taught. She fully admits that her piece is not really about Shakespeare, he serves the role of a ‘scapegoat’. Shah’s real target … Continue reading

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Finding the ‘body’ of Richard III

The remains of Richard III were found under a car park in Leicester in 2012. Since then researchers (often through popular media) have tried to reinstate Richard’s lost glory by busting Tudor myths trough scientific evidence. One of the myth busting methods, also seen in … Continue reading

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Lisa Hopkins: ‘Athelstan the Virgin King’ -podcast

Lisa Hopkins‘ fantastic talk can be listened to here. She discussed the figure of Athelstan in Early modern drama, especially in Guy of Warwick by Samuel Rowlands, Old Fortunatus by Thomas Dekker, and The Welsh Embassador by Dekker, John Ford, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses with Graham Holderness, Alison Findlay and Michael Hattaway -podcast

Here is the podcast of the first KiSS Shakespeare and Sovereignty session. Graham Holderness started us off with discussing how Shakespeare’s first tetralogy becomes the trilogy of the Wars of the Roses and how this relates to order and disorder, … Continue reading

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Open lectures for Shakespeare and Scandinavia

This years big London Shakespeare event Shakespeare and Scandinavia will take place on 8 – 11 October 2015 at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames. With a great line-up of plenary speakers, all of whose lectures will be free and open to … Continue reading

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