Lectures & Symposia
Lectures in the Age of Shakespeare
The Strode Lectures bring to campus distinguished scholars of the early modern period. Usually focused on a theme, such as “Computing in Renaissance Studies” or “The Early Modern Natural World,” the Strode Lecture Series has featured, among many others, Catherine Belsey, Michael Bristol, David Cressy, Lukas Erne, Ewan Fernie, Marjorie Garber, John Guillory, Richard Helgerson, Margo Hendricks, Peter Holland, Jean Howard, Naomi Conn Liebler, Leah Marcus, Jeffrey Masten, Randall McLeod, Kathleen McLuskie, Madhavi Menon, David Lee Miller, Louis Montrose, Annabel Patterson, Patricia Parker, Paola Pugliatti, Bryan Reynolds, Laura J. Rosenthal, Kathryn Schwarz, Debora Shuger, Tiffany Stern, Richard Strier, Valerie Traub, Richard Wilson, Linda Woodbridge, Paul Yachnin, and Natalie Zemon-Davis.
Strode Lectures in Literary Criticism and Theory
In Fall 2006, the Strode Lectures began a series on Literary Criticism and Theory. Lecturers in this series have included Mary Bly (Fordham University), Michel DeGuy (Université de Paris), Maria DiBattista (Princeton University), Jane Gallop (University of Wisconsin), Katie Hogan (Carlow University), Nadine Hubbs (University of Michigan), Wayne Koestenbaum (CUNY), Karis Shearer (Vanderbilt University), Kathryn Stockton (University of Utah), and Jeffrey Williams (Carnegie-Mellon University).
Symposia scheduled as part of the Strode Lectures have included “Shakespeare and Civic Leadership” in Spring 2007; “Shakespeareans in the Tempest: Lives and Afterlives of Katrina” in Fall 2007; “Shakespeare’s Love Triangles” in Fall 2008; “Local Readings on the Renaissance” in Spring 2010; and the “Digital Humanities Symposium” in Spring 2011.
On April 14, 2012, the Strode Program will host a symposium entitled “Crafting the Word.” Lecturers will include Marc Bousquet (Santa Clara University), Joel Brouwer (University of Alabama), Jane Gallop (University of Wisconsin), Sujata Iyengar (University of Georgia), and Julie Sanders (University of Nottingham).
South East Milton Seminar
In Fall 2009, the Strode Program hosted the first South East Milton Seminar, which brings a noted Miltonist to campus to lecture and to workshop current research. Lecturers in this series have included Stella Revard (Southern Illinois University) and Joseph Wittreich (CUNY).