Friday, 16 March 2007
9:00 a.m. Registration
Coffee and pastries available.
Note: The exhibition “Shakespeare In American Life” will be on display in the Folger Great Hall.
10:15 a.m Welcome to the Folger
10:30 a.m. Session One: Circulation and Instruction
Chair: Virginia Mason Vaughan (Clark University)
"Instruction and English Refinement in America: Shakespeare, Anti-Theatricality, and Early Modern Reading"
Jennifer Mylander (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
"'A Course of Learning and Ingenious Study': Shakespearean Education and Theatre in Antebellum America"
Heather Nathans (University of Maryland)
Sandra Gustafson (University of Notre Dame)
12:00 p.m. Lunch provided
2:00 p.m. Session Two: Rhetorics and Readers
Chair: Andrew Murphy (University of St. Andrews)
"The Popularization of Shakespeare in Nineteenth-Century American Rhetorical Education"
Nan Johnson (The Ohio State University)
"'Lay On, McGuffey': Shakespeare and the Shaping of High School English in America"
Jonathan Burton (West Virginia University)
"Shakespeare in the College Curriculum, 1880-1930"
Elizabeth Renker (The Ohio State University)
3:30 p.m. Tea
4:00 p.m. Roundtable discussion with Arthur Applebee, Michael Bristol,
John Guillory, and Michael Warner, moderated by Ten Leinwand and
opening to general discussion.
8:00 p.m. “Shakespeare Reimagined”
Charles Baxter and Elizabeth Nunez
PEN/Faulkner reading in the Elizabethan Theatre
Note: This event is optional for conference registrants.
Saturday, 17 March 2007
9:00 a.m. Coffee and pastries available.
9:30 a.m. Session Three: A Canon or Canons?
Chair: Ralph Alan Cohen (American Shakespeare Center)
"Canons Before Canons: College Entrance Requirements and the Making of a National-Educational Shakespeare"
Denise Albanese (George Mason University)
"The Works of Wm Shakespeare as they have been sundry times professed in Harvard College"
Dayton Haskin (Boston College)
"Shakespeare, Poet of Liberty: Charles Mills Gayley and Anglo-Saxon Shakespeare"
Coppélia Kahn (Brown University)
11:00 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Session Four: Extra / Curricular
Chair: Douglas Lanier (University of New Hampshire)
"Shakespeare Visits 'The Mecca': Classical Drama and the Howard College Dramatic Club"
"Outdistancing the Past: Shakespeare and American Education at the 1934 Chicago World's Fair"
Rosemary Kegl (University of Rochester)
"Back to the Future: What School Editions of Shakespeare Can Tell Us About The Teaching of Shakespeare in 1875-1930 America"
Peggy O’Brien (Corporation for Public Broadcasting)
1:00 p.m. Lunch provided
2:00 p.m. Roundtable discussion with Arthur Applebee, Michael Bristol,
John Guillory, and Michael Warner, moderated by Ted Leinwand
and opening to general discussion
3:30 p.m. Closing Tea