A one-day seminar hosted by the Department of English Royal Holloway, University of London
Event Date: Friday 28 May 2010
The aim of the seminar is to provide a forum in which to debate the validity and value of treating Shakespeare as a philosopher or his plays as forms of philosophical thought, and of bringing philosophical perspectives, past or present, to bear on his plays and poetry.
Professor John Joughin (University of Central Lancashire)
Shakespeare and Philosophy: or what is the “Thing” Shakespeare?
John Joughin is Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research)at the University of Central Lancashire and is an Executive Board member of theBritish Shakespeare Association. He is the editor of Shakespeare and National Culture (1997), Philosophical Shakespeares (2000); and co-editor with Simon Malpas, of The New Aestheticism (2003).