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.
Simon Palfrey (Brasenose College, Oxford) – Possible Worlds
Possible Worlds’ explores Lear, and in particular Edgar, as a site of possibility, through the lens of Leibniz’s monadology and Agamben’s potentiality.
Simon Palfrey is Official Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford. Among his publications are Late Shakespeare: A New World of Worlds (1997), Doing Shakespeare (2004), ‘Macbeth and Kierkegaard’ (Shakespeare Survey, 2004), and Shakespeare in Parts, co-written with Tiffany Stern (2007). He is the editor, with Ewan Fernie, of the ‘Shakespeare Now!’ series.