Lecture: "Pericles and the Affordances of Action"

Thursday, November 15, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Royce Hall Conf/Seminar - - Herbert Morris Seminar Room 306

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Free and open to the public.


UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies
(310) 206-8552

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This reading of Pericles examines the environments of action in Shakespeare's co-authored romance. What makes Marina tick, and Pericles not, and what do ships, seas and beaches, as well as the cities of Mytilene and Ephesus, have to do with the quality, sources and limits of action in the play?

Julia Reinhard Lupton is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Interim Chair of English at the University of California, Irvine.

Her most recent book is Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life (University of Chicago, 2011). She is the author, co-author, or editor of four other books on Shakespeare and related matters, including Political Theology and Early Modernity, co-edited with Graham Hammill (University of Chicago, 2012).

Lupton is currently writing new introductions to the romances for the third edition of the Riverside Shakespeare, under the general editorship of Douglas Bruster. She is also writing a book entitled Shakespeare Dwelling: Habitation, Hospitality, and Design. Her thoughts about Pericles flow between these two projects.

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