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18th March, 2013

Shakespeare and Feminism: Feminist Criticism, Queer Theory, and Shakespeare in the Twenty-first Century

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18th March, 2013
Council Room, King’s Building, King’s College London
Free, all welcome

Coppelia Kahn (Brown University) was among the first to introduce the question of gender into Shakespeare studies with her book Man’s Estate: Masculine Identity in Shakespeare (1981).  She is also the author of Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds and Women (1997) and co-editor of several influential collections of essays including Representing Shakespeare: New Psychoanalytic Essays (1980) and Making a Difference: Feminist Literary Criticism (1985).  She is a former President of the Shakespeare Association of America (2009).  Her current research concerns the creation of Shakespeare as a cultural icon since the nineteenth century in relation to English and American discourses of race and empire.

This is one of a series of lectures presented by the London Shakespeare Centre at King’s College London, featuring distinguished speakers whose publications and teaching have had a major impact on how we read Shakespeare today in the aftermath of the ‘literary theory’ revolution of the late twentieth century to which they have all made significant contributions.

The lecture will be followed by a reception.

For more information please visit King’s College London




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