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“Shakespeare (and others) in the Material World”

Part of Gonzaga University’s Transformation Cafe lecture series presented by GU faculty. Features Heather Easterling, associate professor of English. Join a discussion on ways that scholarly interest in the plays of Shakespeare (and his peers) has become focused on their embeddedness in Renaissance culture and society. Far from being “for all time,” these plays are distinctly of their time. What does it mean to read Shakespeare (and others) in terms of early modern societies that did not always see literature as important? How did Renaissance anxieties about English as a language impact reading of this literature? Do these approaches change what these plays are staging? Join us for a unique look at well-known literature through new and influential lenses.