January 29-30, 2001 – Marjorie Garber: Lecture & Seminar

Hamlet and Cultural Criticism
Monday, January 29
Music Center Recital Hall
7:00 PM

This is the 2000-2001 Undergraduate Distinguished Lecture in Literary Studies.
For more information about this event, please contact the Literature Department, 459-4778

Historical Correctness: The Use and Abuse of History for Literature
Tuesday, January 30
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Cowell Conference Room

Faculty and graduate students welcome. A paper will be circulated in advance for reading and discussion. For more information or to receive a copy of the reading, please contact Katy Elliott, cult@hum.ucsc.edu; 459-4899 by Friday, January 19. Papers available only to the UCSC community.

Professor Marjorie Garber is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English at Harvard University and Director of the Humanities Center in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She is the author of three books on Shakespeare (Dream in Shakespeare: From Metaphor to Metamorphosis[Yale University Press, 1974], Coming of Age in Shakespeare[Methuen, 1981], Shakespeare’s Ghost Writers: Literature as Uncanny Causality[Methuen, 1987]); and a number of books of cultural criticism and theory: Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety(Routledge, 1992); Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life(Simon & Schuster,1995); Dog Love(Simon & Schuster,1996); Symptoms of Culture(Routledge, 1998); Sex and Real Estate: Why We Love Houses(Pantheon, 2000); and, most recently, Academic Instincts(Princeton, 2001). The general editor of the CultureWorks series, she has co-edited several collections of essays on cultural studies topics, including Media Spectacles;Secret Agents: The Rosenberg Case, McCarthyism, and Fifties America;Field Work;One Nation Under God? Religion and American Culture; and The Turn to Ethics.

These combined events are sponsored by the Literature Department, the Humanities Division, the Institute for Humanities Research, and the Center for Cultural Studies.