'Othello Was My Grandfather: Shakespeare and Race in the African Diaspora'

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Mississippi State University's Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College is hosting a public lecture by Kim F. Hall, Lucyle Hook Chair of English and professor of Africana studies at Barnard College. Her talk will focus on the role of Shakespeare in constructions of blackness and race; the appropriation of Shakespeare by black communities; the policing of canonical literature along racial lines; and the race and gender politics of the American stage and popular media. In addition to the honors college, event sponsors include the College of Arts and Sciences and its Department of English, African American Studies program, Institute for the Humanities, Department of Sociology, and Race in America Today Lecture Series.

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