“Shakespeare’s Private Linguist: Coriolanus” — Sarah Beckwith, University of Chicago, April 10

beckwithSo many reasons to come to Chicago!  The University of Chicago’s Department of English Language & Literature is hosting a lecture by Sarah Beckwith in honor of their retiring faculty members in the fields of medieval and Renaissance/early modern British literature, Michael Murrin, Jay Schleusener, Richard Strier, and Christina von Nolcken.  Please see the announcement below.

Sarah Beckwith

Professor of English, Theater, and Religion at Duke University.

“Shakespeare’s Private Linguist: Coriolanus”

Wednesday, April 10 at 5:00 pm

Rosenwald Hall, room 405, 1101 E 58th St

Reception to follow

Sarah Beckwith works on late medieval religious writing, medieval and early modern drama, and ordinary language philosophy. She is the author of Christ’s Body: Identity, Culture, and Society in Late Medieval Writings (Routledge, 1993), Signifying God: Social Relation and Symbolic Act in the York Corpus Christi Plays (University of Chicago Press, 2001), and Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness (Cornell University Press, 2011). She is currently working on a book about Shakespearean tragedy and about philosophy’s love affair with the genre of tragedy.

If you require assistance to fully participate in this event, please contact the Department of English at (773) 702-8536 or nap@uchicago.edu.

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