Re-reading William Shakespeare Twenty-five Years On:
A Colloquium with Terry Eagleton
Northern Renaissance Seminar
Saturday 7 May 2011, Storey Institute, Lancaster
Twenty five years ago, Terry Eagleton’s preface to William Shakespeare began by wittily comparing the foolhardy prospect of writing a short book on Shakespeare to a Monty Python sketch, before setting forward its focus on ‘the interrelations between language, desire, law, money and the body’. The book went on to demonstrate the case for re-reading Shakespeare in the light of writings by figures such as Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Wittgenstein, Jameson, Lacan, Derrida and Kristeva.
How do we re-read Shakespeare now? What value do the terms set out by Eagleton: language, nature, desire, law, money, the body, and the work of theorists and philosophers continue to hold for us?
Cost: £15.00 (waged) payable online to Lancaster University https://online-payments.lancaster-university.co.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=237
John Drakakis, Peter Womack, Marion Wynne-Davies, Richard Wilson