Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 11-13, 2007, The University of Akron
The Ohio Shakespeare Conference has changed its name with the addition of West Virginia's Marshall University to its consortium.

About our Plenary Speakers

Dr. Christy Desmet is Associate Professor of English at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Reading Shakespeare's Characters: Rhetoric, Ethics, and Identity (Massachusetts 1992) and co-editor (with Robert Sawyer) of Shakespeare and Appropriation (Routledge, 1999) and of Harold Bloom's Shakespeare (Palgrave, 2001). With Sujata Iyengar, she is founder and General Editor of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, a peer-reviewed, online, multimedia Shakespeare journal that appears biannually, with a special issue in the Spring/Summer and general issue in the Fall/Winter.

Dr. Katherine Rowe is Professor of English at Bryn Mawr is author of Dead Hands: Fictions of Agency, Renaissance to Modern (Stanford, 1999), and co-author of New Wave Shakespeare on Screen (Polity, 2007) She co-edited Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of Emotion (Pennsylvania, 2004). Her current work focuses on adaptation as a cultural process and on the place of screen media in Shakespeare studies.


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