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Victoria University in the University of Toronto
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Distinguished Visiting Scholar Bruce Smith, “What Makes Shakespeare So Inspiring?”

March 19, 2013

“Shakespeare Underwater” Photograph by Tim Tatter

This is the first of two talks that this year’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar Bruce Smith will present this month. The talk will begin at 4PM in the Victoria College Chapel.

Professor Smith will deliver another public lecture entitled “Making the Scene,” on March 21st 2013 also to be in the Chapel of Old Victoria College at 4:00 p.m.

About Dr. Bruce Ray Smith:

Professor Bruce Ray Smith studies the literature and culture of early modern England, including Shakespeare, gender, sexuality, acoustic ecology, and historical phenomenology. His most recent publications include Phenomenal  Shakespeare (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), The Key of Green: Passion and Perception in Renaissance Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2009), and Shakespeare and Masculinity (Oxford University Press, 2000). His monograph, The Acoustic World of Early Modern England: Attending to the O-Factor (University of Chicago Press, 1999), was awarded the 2000 Roland H. Bainton Prize for Literature.

Smith’s current project, entitled “Mobile Shakespeare Scripts” (undertaken in collaboration with Katherine Rowe, Bryn Mawr College), was awarded a substantial grant from the National Endowment Humanities Office of the Digital Humanities for 2011-2012 and a Digital Humanities Start-up Grant from the NEH for 2009-2010.

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March 19, 2013
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