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Annual Marco Symposium


19th Annual Symposium

The Canon of Shakespeare at 400″

March 24-25, 2023

 

This year’s Marco Symposium explores 400 years of Shakespeare since the publication of the First Folio. The Symposium will take place March 24-25, 2023, in the West Wing (Third Floor), Haslam Business Building, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The symposium is free and open to the public.


Symposium Schedule

 

Friday, March 24, 2023

9:00am: Coffee and Registration
9:30am: Welcome

9:45-11:15am: Session 1
Patricia Ahkimie
, “Editing Othello”
Zachary Lesser, “To the Weyard Sisters (Again)”

11:30am-12:30pm: Shaheen Collection at Rare Books, Hodges Library

12:35-1:30pm: Lunch

1:45-3:15pm: Session 2
Marvin McAllister, “Intertheatrical Shakespeare and African Tragedians; How Ridiculous and Sublime”
Elizabeth Rivlin, “The Education of Everybody: Shakespeare and the Great Books Canon”


Keynote Lecture

Friday, March 24, 2023 at 5pm
Strong Hall 101, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Emma Smith, University of Oxford 

“How a Folio Became the First Folio: Shakespearean Cultures in the Age of Slavery”

 


 

Saturday, March 25, 2023

9:30am: Coffee

10:00-11:30am: Session 3
Jeff Masten
, “Marlowe’s First Folio”
Claire Bourne, “Milton’s First Folio & the Problem of Provenance”

11:45-12:45pm: Lunch

1:00-2:30pm: Session 4
Erin Kelly
, “For All Time: Shakespeare, Anniversaries, and Fantasies of Timelessness”
Jeffrey Knight, “Shakespeare’s Shelf Life”

3:00-4:15pm: Closing Roundtable with Respondent Eric Rasmussen


Registration Information:

The 2023 symposium will be held in person at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event is free and open to the public.

Registration information forthcoming.

Please email marco@utk.edu with questions.


About the annual Marco Symposium

The Marco Symposium is held every year in March or April. The Symposium brings leading experts in their field to the University of Tennessee for two days of talks on that year’s theme. A round-table discussion by all the participants concludes the weekend.

The Symposium is Marco’s signature event of the year, and typically attracts members of the larger Knoxville community in addition to students and faculty at UT and scholars from across the region. The theme of the Symposium changes each year. Faculty who are interested in submitting a proposal should contact marco@utk.edu


Guest Parking Information:

Visitor parking is located in the Volunteer Hall Garage (1545 White Ave.). Further details about UT visitor parking are available at the Parking & Transit Services website.

Free street parking is available in the neighborhoods around campus (e.g. Fort Sanders), but cannot be guaranteed. Guests can also get to campus via the free trolley from downtown.

The campus map is available online here.


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