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40th Annual Ohio Valley Encountering Shakespeare Conference

October 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

2016-shakesphere-headIn 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.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of  Ohio Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.




October 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am
October 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
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Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435 United States
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