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   "Green Shakespeare: Environmental Studies and the Bard"

   Date : Friday, 26 March 2010       From : 2:00pm   To : 5:00pm
   Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia       Location : Blount/Buckman Lobby

   Event Description :

The Dr. Iris A. Pearce Shakespeare Endowment and the Rhodes College Environmental Program present "Green Shakespeare: A Symposium on Environmental Studies and the Bard." International scholars will discuss how ecological concepts and "green" issues apply to the interpretation of works by William Shakespeare. Free and open to the public, the symposium will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall, with a reception to follow.

The discussion will explore ways in which Shakespeare's works explore the idea of "nature;" fantasies of rural retreat from the city and court; connections between humans and animals; anxieties about manipulation of genetic stock; and contemporary ecological disasters.

Dr. Robert Watson (UCLA) will give a keynote lecture on "The Ecology of Self," or human boundaries in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," followed by a roundtable discussion, with responses from Shakespeare scholars Daniel Brayton, Simon Estok, Sharon O'Dair, and Karen Raber.

Additional support for the symposium is from Rhodes' Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts (CODA).

For more information, visit the Shakespeare at Rhodes website or contact Scott Newstok, Department of English, at

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