Book Launch Shakespeare’s Body Language: Shaming Gestures and Gender Politics on the Renaissance Stage by Dr Miranda Thomas; with guest lecture by Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity, 3rd December, 5pm
You are warmly invited to attend a special event at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin, on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at 5pm.
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper (Head of Higher Education and Research, Shakespeare’s Globe, UK) will be giving a talk as part of the Whitfield Visiting Lecture Series, with a lecture entitled ‘Racialising Mortality in Early Visual Culture and the Shakespearean Stage’.
This talk will focus on the representations of death that participate in the development of Renaissance ideals of beauty, virtue and racial superiority in Western Europe. It will pose questions such as:
How are Early Modern ideas of mortality shaped by encounters with non-white bodies and cultures?
And how does Shakespearean tragedy allude to the iconographic polarities of racial distinction when staging death and dying?
The talk will be followed by the book launch of Shakespeare’s Body Language: Shaming Gestures and Gender Politics on the Renaissance Stage, by Dr Miranda Fay Thomas.
Dr Thomas is our newest member of staff in the Department of Drama; she completed her PhD in 2016 under the supervision of Dr Karim-Cooper, who will launch the book. Wine and refreshments will be served.
All welcome. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org