For the rest of the month, I am just going to go along with this silliness that a two-bit actor who never traveled anywhere and certainly did not know anything at all about English court– let alone Danish– wrote the best literature of Western civilization (cough, cough, Bacon was Shakespeare, cough) and invite you to a celebration of William Shakespeare’s life and works as understood by philosophers. Should be a hoot!
The event is being held at the E.F. Yerby Conference Center on the Campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi on April 22, 2016. The conference itself is from 8am – 6pm but all talks are stand alone. Come & go as you will.
One of only 234 extant copies of the Shakespeare’s First Folio, i.e., the original collection of 36 plays written by (oh, this hurts… cough, Bacon, cough) Shakespeare first published in 1623, is currently on display at Ole Miss.
Occasioning Philosophy: Philosophy and Theater on the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death
8:00-8:30 Coffee and Morning Refreshments
8:30-10:00 John Gibson, “Literary Knowledge in Hamlet” (Comments by Karen Raber, English, UM)
10:00-10:30 Break (Tour of Folio Exhibit)
10:30-12:00 Kristin Gjesdal, TBA (comments by Eric Vivier, English, MSU)
12:00-1:15 Lunch Break
1:15-2:45 James Hamilton, “Two Ways of Comprehending Performance” (comments by Kristin Boyce, MSU)
3:00-4:30 Noël Carroll, “Fictional Characters as Social Metaphors” (Comments by Timothy Yenter, UM)
5:00-6:15 Paul Woodruff, “Staging Wisdom: Hamlet”
All events are free and open to the public