Unravelling the Bard: through Global Perspectives Literary Club is organizing a distinguished lecture series titled ‘Unravelling the Bard: through Global Perspectives’ from 15th to 20th April, 2021. Click on the following link to register. Link for Registration: https://forms.gle/1Ld73mPWTwc4xPZb9 Here are the details of the lecture series: 15th April – Title: Shakespeare’s Fathers by Michael Saenger, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, Southwestern University This lecture will examine the idea of partial paternity, or shared fatherhood, as something which exists prior to, contemporaneous with, and within, Shakespeare’s work. Through reference to biological, adoptive, symbolic, confused and shared fatherhood in Terence, Jonson and Shakespeare, Dr. Saenger will explore how the categories of legitimate and illegitimate fatherhood are established and troubled. Michael Saenger is Associate Professor of English and Chair of Early Modern Studies at Southwestern University. He teaches and writes on Shakespeare from a wide variety of perspectives. He is the author of two books, The Commodification of Textual Engagements in the English Renaissance (Ashgate, 2006), and Shakespeare and the French Borders of English (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and editor of Interlinguicity, Internationality and Shakespeare (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2014), as well as numerous articles on Renaissance and other literature. 16th April – Title: Recovering Shakespeare’s Racial Genealogies: Slavery, Barbarism, and Whiteness in Hamlet and its Sources by Katherine Gillen Katherine Gillen is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University–San Antonio, where she teaches courses on Shakespeare, early modern literature, drama, and critical theory. She is the author of Chaste Value: Economic Crisis, Female Chastity, and the Production of Social Difference on Shakespeare’s Stage (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), and she has written several essays on race, gender, and economics in early modern drama and on Shakespeare appropriation. Her monograph in progress explores the ways early modern dramatists used classical Greek and Roman sources in their articulation of English whiteness. In addition to this project, she is co-editing an anthology of Shakespeare appropriations set and staged in the US-Mexico Borderlands. 17th April – Title: “Many Shakespeares: World Cinema and William Shakespeare” by Vivek Sachdeva Vivek Sachdeva is a professor of English at GGSIP University, New Delhi with about twenty years of teaching experience. His area of specialization is film studies and doctoral research was on ‘A Study of Narrative in Fiction and Film with special reference to Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s Novels and Films.’ Currently, he is working on the representation of the partition in Punjabi drama and films made in India and Pakistan. Besides, he is exploring the concept of time in Indian philosophical tradition to contribute to the narrative theory from an Indian perspective. Some of his notable works include, ‘Fiction to Film: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s ‘The Householder’ and’ Heat and Dust’ (Orient BlackSwan, 2017) and ‘Identities in South Asia: Conflicts and Assertions. Ed(s). Vivek Sachdeva, Queeny Pradhan, Anu Venugopalan (Routledge, 2019.) 19th April – Title : Making Old Plays Speak: The Corona Caesar and the contemporary performance of Shakespeare Andrew James Hartley is UNC Charlotte’s Russell Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare studies, specializing in performance theory and practice. He is the author of various scholarly books including The Shakespearean Dramaturg, Shakespeare and Political Theatre, a performance history of Julius Caesar, essay collections on Shakespeare on the University stage and Shakespeare in Millennial fiction for Cambridge University Press, and numerous articles and book chapters on staging Renaissance drama. With Peter Holland of Notre Dame, Dr. Hartley has recently edited Shakespeare and Geek Culture for Arden/Bloomsbury, and is currently editing Julius Caesar for the Arden 4th series, the most rigorous and respected series of Shakespeare editions in the world. He was the editor of the performance journal Shakespeare Bulletin for Johns Hopkins UP for a decade, was resident dramaturg for Georgia Shakespeare, and is an honorary fellow of the University of Central Lancashire, UK. In the UNCC theatre department he regularly works as a director and dramaturg on Shakespeare productions, and heads up the Shakespeare in Action initiative which brings guest speakers to campus and helps fund visiting theatre companies and student scholarships for the annual study abroad trip to London and Stratford Upon Avon. In addition to teaching Shakespeare related classes, he also teaches creative writing courses for the English department. Under the pen names AJ Hartley and Andrew Hart he is the award winning, New York Timesbestselling author of over 20 novels in a variety of genres. 20th April – Title: “Very tragical mirth”: Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream by David Lee Miller David Lee Miller is Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. He joined the University in 2004 after teaching at the University of Alabama, where he designed and directed the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, and at the University of Kentucky. His publications include The Poem’s Two Bodies: The Poetics of the 1590 Faerie Queene (Princeton, 1988); Dreams of the Burning Child: Sacrificial Sons and the Father’s Witness (Cornell, 2003); and a number of edited collections and scholarly articles. His honors include teaching awards at the University of Kentucky and at the University of South Carolina, along with fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation. From 2013 to 2017 he served as editor of The Spenser Review, the online publication of the International Spenser Society; currently he is one of five general editors of “The Collected Works of Edmund Spenser,” a six-volume scholarly edition under contract to Oxford University Press.