The Highly Visible Shakespeare
Is Shakespeare vanishing? At Cornell, he is alive and well, in courses, performance, and recent academic discourse.
- Professor Molly Hite, Chair, writes with delight about the current boom in Shakespeare studies. Classes are flourishing, and the number and quality of published editions of Shakespeare works is unprecedented.
- Jenny Mann, Assistant Professor, joined the English Department faculty in fall of 2007. On October 11, she engaged an audience with a lecture on Shakespeare’s romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream entitled “Bottom’s English Rhetoric: Mingling Heroes and Hobgoblins.” Watch and listen to the talk at Cornell Cast.
- Then and Now, not now and then.
- The teaching of Shakespeare has long been a vital component of the English Department curriculum, from first-year courses to the graduate level. At left, Associate Professor Barbara Correll lectures on The Tempest in English 227 this fall. A snapshot of Shakespeare-related offerings, 1961-2 and 2006-7 may be informative.