Culture Connect Featured Event
March 12, 2014
4:30PM in Smith House, Reese Room
Ian Smith, Professor of English, has published on Shakespeare, early modern drama, and postcolonial literature. He is the author of Race and Rhetoric in the Renaissance: Barbarian Errors (2009), with several essays appearing in Shakespeare Quarterly, Renaissance Drama, and Shakespeare Studies in addition to other major journals and critical anthologies. He is the recipient of various fellowships, including three Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowships, the Newberry Library Fellowship, the Clark Memorial Library Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship. He is currently working on two book projects: Fabricated Identities: Racial Cross-Dressing on the Early Modern Stage that examines early modern blackface and racial impersonation in the theater; and Black Shakespeare that investigates Shakespeare and the politics of social blackness.