The Archives and Special Collections of Buswell Library, with Dr. E. Beatrice Batson, Professor of English Emerita, is hosting the 2008 Shakespeare Institute at Wheaton College, June 5-7.
The theme of this year's conference is "Word and Rite: the Bible and Ceremony in Selected Shakespearean Plays." The program includes lively-minded discussion by stellar Shakespearean scholars.
The Shakespeare Institute is especially for college teachers and reinforces the purpose of the special collection--the Christian dimension of Shakespeare’s writings and teaching Shakespeare from a Christian perspective.
Conference Fee: $65.00. Fee covers attendance at all sessions, the Thursday night reception, Friday evening dinner, and evening dramatic presentation.
Wheaton College's Shakespeare Collection focuses upon Shakespeare and the Christian Tradition or on the Christian dimension of Shakespeare’s works. Numerous scholars since the eighteenth century have done outstanding writing on the ways in which the Bible intersects the language of Shakespeare’s works. Some thinkers have worked on the biblical influences present in his writings; there are those who have studied large theological and doctrinal concepts embodied in his writings, while others have focused on the Christian implications of his writings as well as the specific moral, spiritual, ethical, and aesthetic topics.
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