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Guest Lecturer Dr. Marjorie Garber


duncanDorothy Chansky, Humanities Center Director (left), and Robert V. Duncan, Ph.D., Vice President for Research (middle), pose with Dr. Marjorie Garber (right) following her "Shakespeare 451" lecturer. Photo by Tracy Biles

The Humanities Center presented a lecture by Marjorie Garber on Thursday, April 7, at 5:30 in Human Sciences 169. Garber's talk, "Shakespeare 451," was prompted by recent (2014) global celebrations of the 450th anniversary of the playwright's birth and this year's 400th anniversary of his death. The talk considered the roles Shakespeare, Shakespeare studies, and—especially—the teaching of Shakespeare can play in an educational environment increasingly focused on science, technology, engineering and math.

Marjorie Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Her books include Shakespeare After All (2004); The Turn to Ethics (2000); Symptoms of Culture (1998); Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life (1995); Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety (1992); Coming of Age in Shakespeare (1981); and Dream in Shakespeare: From Metaphor to Metamorphosis (1974). This lecture is made possible with the generous support of TTU's Office of the Vice President for Research.



groupBruce Clarke, Chair of the Department of English, Marjean Purinton (English), Dorothy Chansky, Humanities Center Director, distinguished guest lecturer Dr. Marjorie Garber and Don Lavigne, Humanities Center Associate Director, socialize at a reception following Dr. Garber’s “Shakespeare 451” lecture. The reception was held at the Landmark Gallery in the School of Art. Photo by Tracy Biles

groupMarjean Purinton and Daniel Hutchins, (English), and Dr. Marjorie Garber (center), guest lecturer, discuss Shakespeare at the reception in Dr. Garber's honor. Photo by Tracy Biles

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