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Events

April 4th: “The Nature of the Book” Keynote Event

April 4th: “The Nature of the Book” Keynote Event

Tuesday, April 4th from 5:30-7 pm Memorial Library, 9th Floor Special Collections Students, university partners, and community members are invited to join us on Tuesday, April 4th at 5:30 pm for our next Holding History event. In 2017, we draw particular attention to the environmental history of media by exploring…

Up Next: Folio Exhibit Opening Lecture “Hamlet, Hamlet, Hamlet”

Up Next: Folio Exhibit Opening Lecture “Hamlet, Hamlet, Hamlet”

We’re less than a week away from the opening of “First Folio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare!” Come here me talk about Hamlet and stick around for refreshments in the Chazen. Or watch it from home in your pajamas: the Chazen will be live streaming the lecture. Details here. 

Up Next: Lawrence University, Weds. 10/12

Up Next: Lawrence University, Weds. 10/12

I’m very excited to visit Lawrence University next week to deliver a Chaney Lecture titled “Caliban’s Land Ethic: Commodities & Community in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.” The talk will be held in the Thomas Steitz Hall of Science 102 from 4:45 to 6 PM. For a full list of my upcoming public talks (there are many this…

8/14-15, “Size Matters” Workshop at University College London

8/14-15, “Size Matters” Workshop at University College London

I’m delighted to help organize “Size Matters: Early Modern Paper in Cross-Cultural Contexts” at the Center for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL), University College London. The folks at CELL write, “Recent research by one of our global partners, Professor Joshua Calhoun (University of Wisconsin-Madison) has revealed that there are anomalies in the…

8/12-13, Shakespearience Weekend in Spring Green, WI

8/12-13, Shakespearience Weekend in Spring Green, WI

I’ll join the Shakespearience Weekend group again this year to talk about “Pens & Players: How Shakespeare’s Stories Came to Life Then” and “Books & Boards: How Shakespeare’s Stories Come to Life Now.” I’ll also participate in pre-show talks and conversations for A Comedy of Errors (8/12) and King Lear (8/13). Registration…

Holding History Keynote Event: “Shakespeare Reimagined,” Tues., 7/19 @ 5:30 PM

Holding History Keynote Event: “Shakespeare Reimagined,” Tues., 7/19 @ 5:30 PM

Students, university partners, and community members are invited to join us on Tuesday, July 19 at 5:30 pm at Memorial Library for our next Holding History event.   At “Shakespeare Reimagined,” participants will be welcomed into the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Special Collections Library for a lively, hands-on, student-driven experience with…

IRH Fellowship

IRH Fellowship

This spring, I’m lucky to be housed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research in the Humanities as I continue writing my first book. On leap day, I’ll be giving a talk titled “Toward a Natural History of the Book: Poetry on Plants in Renaissance England.”

Media

UW-Madison Announces First Folio Exhibit

UW-Madison Announces First Folio Exhibit

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UW-Madison Storify for #shakesconsin

UW-Madison Storify for #shakesconsin

UW-Madison’s twitter feed has been abuzz with students in Shakespeare & Media posting about the bard! Check out their Storify coverage here.

Hamilton & the Art of Poetry on WPR

Hamilton & the Art of Poetry on WPR

This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Sarah Marty, Alexander Shashko, and interviewer Emily Auerbach of WPR’s University of the Air to discuss a verse drama written not by Shakespeare but by Lin-Manuel Miranda. You can listen or download the episode here.