Green Honors Chair Public Lecture: Dr. Ayanna Thompson
The TCU Department of English is pleased to invite you to attend the public lecture of our Green Honors Chair, Dr. Ayanna Thompson.
Shakespeare, Race, and Performance: What We Still Don’t Know
Dr. Ayanna Thompson is director of the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) at Arizona State University. She is the author of Shakespeare in the Theatre: Peter Sellars (Arden Bloomsbury, 2018), Teaching Shakespeare with Purpose: A Student-Centered Approach (Arden Bloomsbury, 2016), Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage (Routledge, 2008). She wrote the new introduction for the revised Arden3Othello (Arden, 2016), and is the editor of Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance (Palgrave, 2010) and Colorblind Shakespeare: New Perspectives on Race and Performance (Routledge, 2006). She is currently working on a collection of essays for Cambridge University Press on Shakespeare and race, and is collaborating with Curtis Perry for a new edition of Titus Andronicus. Professor Thompson was the 2018-19 president of the Shakespeare Association of America, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Marshall Scholars. She was one of Phi Beta Kappa’s Visiting Scholars for 2017-2018.
Admission is free and open to the public
Tuesday, October 29 at 5:00pm
J.M. Moudy North Visual Arts and Communication Building, 141
2805 South University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109