Apr 1, 2016

Shakespeare and Philosophy Conference to be held April 22 at the University of Mississippi

Dr. Kristin Boyce is co-organizing a conference to be held on April 22 on the University of Mississippi campus. The conference is held in conjunction with the university's exhibit of a copy of the First Folio, a collection of Shakespeare's plays, which dates back to 1623!

Speakers for the conference will be Noël Carroll, from CUNY Graduate Center; John Gibson, from University of Louisville; Kristin Gjesdal, from Temple; James Hamilton, from Kansas State; and Paul Woodruff, from University of Texas, Austin.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the E.F. Yerby Conference Center. For more information, see the attached flyer, email Dr. Boyce at, or visit the conference website here. The schedule for the day is as follows:

Coffee and Morning Refreshments

Chair: Mary Gregg, University of Mississippi
"Literary Knowledge in Hamlet"
John Gibson, University of Louisville

Comments by Karen Raber, University of Mississippi

Break - Tour of Folio Exhibit

Chair: Robert English, University of Ilinois - Chicago
"Interpreting Hamlet: Shakespeare's German Reception"
Kristin Gjesdal, Temple

Comments by Eric Vivier, Mississippi State

Lunch Break

Chair: Ryan Turner, University of Mississippi
"Two ways of Comprehending Performance"
James Hamilton, Kansas State

Comments by Kristin Boyce, Mississippi State


Chair: Seth Waite, University of Mississippi
“Fictional Characters as Social Metaphors”
Noël Carroll, CUNY Graduate Center

Comments by Timothy Yenter, University of Mississippi


Introduction: Tommy Anderson, Mississippi State
"Staging Wisdom: Hamlet"
Paul Woodruff, University of Texas - Austin

Document: ShakespeareConference.pdf

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