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Shakespeare and Race Across Borders:
A Scholarly Symposium

Shakespeare and Race

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Friday 17 August, 9.30am – 5.00pm Saturday 18 August, 10.00am – 5.00pm

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre

Tickets£85 (£55 Members / Students)
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This international symposium will bring together scholars from the disciplines of race, Shakespeare, theatre and performance studies to discuss the ways in which race is taught at university, discussed in the critical field and represented in performance. Featuring internationally renowned keynote speakers and panellists, the conference will generate important debate and open discussion about one of the most important and urgent issues in 21st-century Shakespeare studies.

To view the full schedule of speakers and talks, download the Shakespeare & Race Symposium Schedule.

Keynote speakers

Professor Devon Carbado (UCLA)
Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw (UCLA and Columbia Law School)
Professor Luke Harris (Vassar College)
Professor Arthur L. Little, JR (UCLA)
Professor Ania Loomba (University of Pennsylvania)
Professor Joyce Green MacDonald (University of Kentucky)
Professor Ian Smith (Lafayette College)
Professor Ayanna Thompson (George Washington University)