In part by grant funding by Ohio Humanities, Wright State University will host the 40th Annual Ohio Valley Encountering Shakespeare gala and conference. The three-day event celebrates Shakespeare’s enduring legacy during this 400-year anniversary of the year of his death. The conference features historical, cultural, textual, and virtual encounters with Shakespeare. The conference also features two Ohio Humanities-sponsored keynote addresses:
Fri. Oct. 21 from 1:45-3:15 p.m. | Dr. Ayanna Thompson, a professor of English from the George Washington University and author of “Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America;” and, “Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage.”
Sat. Oct. 22 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dr. Curtis Perry, a professor of English from the University of Illinois Urbana—Champaign and author of “Literature and Favoritism in Early Modern England;” “The Making of Jacobean Culture: James and the Renegotiation of Elizabethan Literary Practice;” and, “Eros and Power in English Renaissance Drama: Five Plays by Marlowe, Davenant, Massinger, Ford, and Shakespeare.”
Both presentations are free and open to the public. The conference begins each day at 9 a.m. at the Wright State University Student Union, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton. NOTE: Additional conference events may require registration. The full conference schedule and more details are available by Clicking Here.