Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Newberry hosts free Shakespeare symposium Mar. 2009

The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies will host a free Shakespeare symposium on the topic of "Shakespeare and the History of Philosophy" from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 20, 2009 in Ruggles Hall at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610.

A tentative list of speakers includes: Rebecca Comay, University of Toronto; Andrew Cutrofello, Loyola University; ChicagoNed Lukacher, University of Illinois, Chicago; Julia Reinhard Lupton, University of California, Irvine; Colin McGinn, University of Miami; Gail Kern Paster, Folger Shakespeare Library; and Lawrence Rhu, University of South Carolina.

There is no fee to attend the symposium, but attendees should register in advance. To register, contact the Center for Renaissance Studies at 312.255.3514, or at

According to its website, the library's Center for Renaissance Studies was founded in 1979 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The center serves scholars through the use of the library’s internationally renowned collections in the late medieval and early modern periods. The center is organized as an international consortium of 46 universities that contribute to its administration and oversee the planning of programs through representatives on the executive committee.

The Newberry Library is free and open to the public; its catalog is searchable online.

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