FDU’s Annual Shakespeare Colloquium on “Julius Caesar”

MADISON, NJ (September 10, 2013) -Fairleigh Dickinson University will host the 21st annual
Shakespeare Colloquium, on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Science Building, S-11, at the College at Florham in Madison, New Jersey.  The colloquium is free and open to the public. All New Jersey teachers who participate are eligible for Professional Development Credits.

The four-featured speakers include Eric Johnson-DeBaufre from Harvard University, Naomi Conn Liebler from Montclair State University, Hugh Grady from Arcadia University and Iska Alter from Hofstra University. 

Eric Johnson-DeBaufre will start the colloquium with his discussion “Staging Rhetoric in Julius Caesar” which will compare the growing cultural anxiety about the prominence of rhetoric within early modern humanist education. Naomi Conn Liebler’s presentation, “What Portia Knew,” will examine the unanswered questions about whether there is such a thing as a “virtuous murderer.”  

Hugh Grady, with “Moral Agency and Its Problems in Julius Caesar: Political Power, Choice and History” will discuss the influence of psychological structures and the possibility of providential intervention. The colloquium will conclude with Iska Alter’s “Great Caesar’s Ghost!: Adaptations of Julius Caesar” discussing how “Julius Caesar” has been performed and adapted into popular culture. 

The colloquium is supported by Fairleigh Dickinson University, The Columbia University Seminars office, and individual donations. Organizer and project director for the colloquiums is Dr. Harry Keyishian, professor emeritus of English. For further information, please call 973-443-8711 or email Keyishian at harrykeyishian@gmail.com

Fairleigh Dickinson University is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940.

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