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Thursday, February 14, 2013, 4:30 – 6pm
Gail Kern Paster's talk, "The Passions of the Air in King Lear and Macbeth,"will be presented on Thursday, February 14 in the third-floor conference room of theOtto G. Richter Library, 1300 Memorial Drive, on the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus. Because of the early modern belief in the connections between the body and the cosmos?microcosm and macrocosm?comparisons of the winds and tides to human passions are commonplace in the period's bodily discourses. Scholarly interest in these meteorological comparisons has tended to focus on the body rather than the weather. This lecture will take a new look at Shakespeare's weather and the macrocosm-microcosm analogy thatgives it psychological import.
Gail Kern Paster was director of the Folger Shakespeare Library from 2002 to 2011. The Folger houses the world's largest collection of Shakespeare materials. She is the author of The Idea of the City and the Age of Shakespeare and Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage.She served as president of the Shakespeare Association of America and editor of Shakespeare Quarterly.
For more information, please visit www.humanties.miami.edu/calendar.
This event is presented by the University of Miami Center for the Humanities, and co-sponsored by the Departments of English and Theater Arts.