Upcoming Events

Spring 2021 Seminar Series: Shakespeare & Race with Dr. Kathryn Vomero Santos

March 3, 2021


The Power of the Particular: Jordan Peele's Get Out and the Challenge to Universalizing Whiteness

Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Vanessa Corredera

Vanessa I. Corredera is an associate professor and chair of the Department of English at Andrews University. Her research focuses on race and representation in both early modernity and the era’s depictions in contemporary popular culture and performance. Her work has appeared in Early Modern Literary Studies, Shakespeare Quarterly, Borrowers and Lenders, Literature/Film Quarterly, and The Journal of American Studies. Her forthcoming monograph with Edinburgh University Press, tentatively titled ‘Speak of Me As I Am’: Othello in Postracial America, investigates the way representations of race and gender in “post-racial,” American Othellos undertake either anti-black or anti-racist ideological work.

This event is part of a series for the Spring 2021 Public Humanities Seminar on “Shakespeare and Race” led by Dr. Kathryn Vomero Santos. All events are free and open to everyone. Live captioning will be provided, and recordings will be made available after each event. 

Event Registration

Poster for the Shakespeare and Race 2021 Lecture series

Past Events

Bard in Borderlands event banner

The Bard in the Borderlands: Race, Language, and Coloniality

February 8, 2021
VIRTUAL  |  2:00 PM

This roundtable conversation brings together five scholars actively working at the intersections of Shakespeare and borderland studies.

View Event Details

Homemade Citizenship: All But Inviting Injury Dr. Koritha Mitchell lecture banner

Homemade Citizenship: All But Inviting Injury

September 17, 2020
VIRTUAL  |  7:00 PM

A public lecture by Dr. Koritha Mitchell, a literary historian, cultural critic, and associate professor of English at Ohio State University.

Watch the Recording

Bob Dylan public lecture event banner

Bob Dylan on Seeing and Knowing and Feeling What It Is to Be Human

February 18, 2020
Northrup 040  |  4:30 PM

A public lecture by Dr. Thomas G. Palaima, the Armstrong Professor of Classics at UT Austin.

View Event Details