Unravelling the Bard: Through Global Perspectives – Part II International Lecture Series on Shakespeare

Literary Club is organizing a  distinguished lecture series titled ‘Unravelling the Bard: through Global Perspectives Part II International Lecture Series on Shakespeare’ from 19th to 25th May, 2021. Click on the following link to register.

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Here are the details of the lecture series:
19th May 2021
Time: 4:30pm
Title: Shakespeare on the World’s Screens” by Dr. Ronan Paterson
Shakespeare has been filmed in countries and cultures all over the world since the very beginning of cinema. Why are film makers in Europe, America, India, China, Japan, Madagascar, Australia, Russia and many others constantly filming the plays of an English an who died more than 400 years ago? Why do they do it when most lose money? Some are good, some are bad. How do we decide which is which? What is it that makes William Shakespeare the most widely filmed writer in the world when he died nearly 300 years before cinema was invented? Ronan Paterson will explore these provocative questions, looking at filmed versions and adaptations of Shakespeare from five continents and over 120 years. An award-winning actor and director before becoming an academic, he will take a practical, down-to-earth approach to a writer who in his own time was a popular writer, far removed from the world of academia.
Date:20th May 2021
Title: Ethnicizing Shakespearean Tragedy on Film by Dr. Carla Della Gatta
Carla Della Gatta is Assistant Professor of English at Florida State University. She has received grants and fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson foundation and the New York Public Library. Della Gatta received the J Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize from the Shakespeare Association of America in 2016. She is co-editor on the forthcoming edited collection, Shakespeare and Latinidad, due out in June. Her monograph (in process), Latinx Shakespeares: The Staging of Intracultural Theatre, explores how Latinx culture is constructed dramaturgically and textually in recent Shakespearean adaptations and productions. She has worked as a scholar for the theatre for Shakespeare Center Los Angeles, The Public Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Victory Gardens Theater.
Date:21st May 2021
Title:  Parody of the marriage ceremony”: The Queer Problematics of the Gloss at 3.3.466 of The Norton Shakespeare’s Othello by Dr. Anthony Guy Patricia
Anthony Guy Patricia, PhD, is Assistant Professor of English at Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, USA, where he teaches Composition and Rhetoric, World Literature, and Special Courses on topics ranging from Shakespeare on Film to The Plays of Tennessee Williams. Two of his most recent publications are: “Screening Fantasy and Romance in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest,” in The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare On Screen, edited by Russell Jackson (Cambridge UP, 2020), pp. 134-146; and “Queer Studies,” in The Arden Research Handbook to Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2020), pp. 173-185. He is also the author of the monograph Queering the Shakespeare Film: Gender Trouble, Gay Spectatorship and Male Homoeroticism (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017 hdbk. and 2019 ppbk.).    
Date:24th May 2021
Title:  Confound(ing) distinction”: Women and the Disruption of Race in All’s Well that End Well by Dr. Kimberly Anne Coles
Kimberly Anne Coles is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Religion, Reform, and Women’s Writing in Early Modern England (2008), and has co-edited several collections on the topics of race and gender: The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500-1900 (2015); The Routledge Companion to Women, Sex, and Gender in the Early British Colonial World (2018); and a special Spenser Studies volume on “Spenser and Race” (2021). The Bloomsbury Cultural History of Race in the Renaissance and Early Modern Age (1350-1550), co-edited with Dorothy Kim, is forthcoming in fall 2021. She also serves on the Editorial Board of Renaissance Quarterly. Her forthcoming book, Bad Humour: Race and Religious Essentialism in Early Modern England (UPenn), deals with the medical and philosophical context that makes religion—or irreligion—a physiological, heritable feature of the blood.
Date:25th May 2021
Title:  What’s in a name?” Ram-Leela, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s iconoclastic Romeo and Juliet by Dr. Thea Buckley
Dr. Thea Buckley is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, mentored by Professor Mark Thornton Burnett. Her research project ‘South Indian Shakespeares: Reimagining Art Forms and Identities’ examines Shakespearean productions across boundaries of language, caste, media, and place in South India’s states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Thea has previously worked for the British Library, Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, co-edited the Shakespeare Institute Review and published work in A Year of Shakespeare, Cahiers Elisabethains (2013); Multicultural Shakespeare (2014); Reviewing Shakespeare (2015); Shakespeare and Indian Cinemas (2019) and Shakespeare Jahrbuch (2021). Her forthcoming co-edited collection Women and Indian Shakespeares will be published in 2021 with Arden Bloomsbury.