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Syracuse University Library Associates sponsors ‘Shakespeare’s Bodies’ lecture April 24
Syracuse University Library Associates sponsors ‘Shakespeare’s Bodies’ lecture April 24April 16, 2008Pamela McLaughlinpwmclaug@syr.edu
The first in a new series of annual Mary Marshall lectures will be held Thursday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of Syracuse University’s E.S. Bird Library. Dympna Callaghan, Dean’s Professor in the Humanities and former William P. Tolley Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities (1999-2003) at SU, will speak on “Shakespeare’s Bodies.”
In her talk, Callaghan will argue that the question, “What is your substance, whereof are you made?” from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 53, which has long fascinated readers and critics alike, is more than philosophical; it demands a specifically material answer, such as marble, flesh or wax.
Among her honors, Callaghan is recipient of a 2005 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award, a Getty Long-term Scholar award and a 2001 Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship. She is the author of seven books and many articles on Shakespeare and English Renaissance literature. Her most recent book is “Romeo and Juliet: Texts and Contexts” (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2003).
Mary Marshall (1903-2000) was a founder of Syracuse University Library Associates, the organization sponsoring the lecture. She was the first woman at the University to achieve the rank of full professor in The College of Liberal Arts.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Marion lot. For more information, contact Anne Roth at 685-6832 or ABJigger@aol.com.