From the March 2021 Desktop News | Dr. Michelle Dowd, the Hudson Strode Professor of English at UA, was recently elected a trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America (or SAA), one of the largest professional organizations in early modern literary studies. The organization, which was founded in 1972, serves scholars from around the world, including North America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Dowd, who has been a member since she was a graduate student in 2001, says that the organization’s […]
From the November 2020 Desktop News | Most people head to the conference room to conduct business, but for actors and playwrights in Renaissance England, they headed to the bar. It has long been suspected that William Shakespeare and the playing companies he worked for did not confine their business of casting, buying plays, and more to the playhouse, but it has not been entirely clear where they would make those decisions. Dr. Elizabeth Tavares is working to uncover that. […]
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Monday October 30, 2017 Moody Music Auditorium The University of Alabama Reception and Book Exhibit 5:00 p.m. Program 6:00 p.m. Scholarly presentations and performances by University of Alabama faculty, as well as a curated book exhibit, to commemorate the Protestant Reformation. Sponsored by The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Music, University Libraries Special Collections, and the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies. History remembers October 31, 1517, as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. […]
From the September 2016 Desktop News | The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes the new Charles Grayson Summersell Endowed Chair of Southern History and the new director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies. Charles Grayson Summersell Endowed Chair of Southern History Dr. Lesley Jill Gordon, former professor of history at the University of Akron, is the new Charles Grayson Summersell Endowed Chair of Southern History at The University of Alabama. The Summersell Chair endowment was established in 1997 by […]
From the October 2014 edition of Desktop News | The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies in the Department of English is hosting a monthly Shakespeare film series at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa. The series began in September and will continue through April, each month featuring a different adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays. “As a group, the films in this series present a good survey of the types of Shakespeare films out there: teen films, documentaries, musicals, […]