The Empathetic Imagination and the Dream of Equality: Shakespeare’s “Poetical Justice” (Public lecture, 8th December)


The Empathetic Imagination and the Dream of Equality: Shakespeare's "Poetical Justice”

Mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with this special public lecture given by the eminent Shakespeare scholar, Professor Kiernan Ryan. All are welcome to St Chad’s College Chapel on 8th December at 18.00.

Professor Kiernan Ryan (Royal Holloway) is the author of Shakespeare (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1989; 2nd ed., Prentice Hall, 1995; 3rd ed., Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), Ian McEwan (Writers & Their Work, Northcote House, 1994) and Shakespeare’s Comedies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), and he wrote the Introduction to the Penguin Shakespeare edition of King Lear (2005, reissued as a Penguin Classic in 2015). He is also the editor of King Lear: Contemporary Critical Essays (Macmillan, 1993), New Historicism and Cultural Materialism: A Reader (Edward Arnold, 1996), Shakespeare: The Last Plays (Longman, 1999) and Shakespeare: Texts and Contexts (Macmillan, 2000). His latest book is Shakespeare’s Universality: Here’s Fine Revolution, published in the Arden Shakespeare series by Bloomsbury (2015). His next book is Shakespearean Tragedy, scheduled to be published by Bloomsbury in Spring 2018.

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