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Shakespeare and Religion

Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 to 4:00pm
Room 15-A (15th Floor)
The Village at Torrey Pines West #1
North Point Drive at Scholars Drive
UC San Diego

No registration. Free admission. Light refreshments will be served.

Campus Map Parking Info

The closest parking lot is P357 and the Pangea Parking Structure. Free parking may be available on Torrey Pines Scenic Drive. Parking on campus costs $2/hour. Permits can be purchased from a pay station in the parking lot. Pay stations accept credit cards and $1 and $5 bills.

Videorecording of event available on YouTube.

“The life of Shakespeare is a fine mystery and I tremble every day lest something should turn up,” wrote Charles Dickens in 1847. How might we understand William Shakespeare as an author who lived and wrote in the wake of a religious Reformation in Western Europe, at a time when fundamental questions about doctrine, religious conformity, and biblical interpretation were intensively raised and debated? Come and join leading scholars of Shakespeare explore the mystery of his life and religious beliefs.  

Professor Seth Lerer (UCSD)
“My reformation, glittering o’er my fault”: Rites, Rituals and the New Faith in Henry IV, Part 1

Professor Mahmood Karimi-Hakak (Siena College)
The readiness is all: Hamlet’s conscious decision to defy augury!

Professor Daniel Vitkus (UCSD)
Shakespeare's Skull: Materiality, Death, and Doubt


Program Organizer

Babak Rahimi
Associate Professor, Literature Department
Director, Program for the Study of Religion