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Shakespeare and War:Some Aspects of Appropriation


At a Glance
Date: Wednesday 5 Febuary 2014
Time: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Location: H3.44 - Humanities Building, Mainsite
Open To: Staff/Students/Alumni/Public
Cost: Free
Summary: A seminar with Q&A and refrshments to follow.

Open to all staff, students and interested members of the public, Dr Catherine Alexander will give a paper inspired by the two dates being marked in 2014: the start of the First World War in 1914 and the birth of Shakespeare in 1564. Dr Alexander will consider the reception and appropriation of Shakespeare's work in the context of war. Here she will uncover a tale in which nationhood and patriotism feature strongly, perhaps unsurprisingly, and where the dramatist figures as contested cultural property.

For more infomation, go to the Sidelights on Shakespeare - an Interdisciplinary Seminar Series website.