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2014 Bisson Lecture in the Humanities - featuring Distinguished Visiting Professor Dr. Peter Donaldson

Wed, Apr 23, 2014, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Gerard Dining Hall
The guest speaker at the 2014 Bisson Lecture in the Humanities: Global Shakespeares, Cultural Translation, and the Future of Digital Humanities, will be Dr. Peter Donaldson, professor of literature and Ford Foundation Professor in the Humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Donaldson is this year's Distinguished Visiting Professor for the School of Arts and Sciences.

Peter S. Donaldson was educated at Columbia University (BA '64, PhD '74) and Cambridge University (BA '66, MA '70), where he held the Euretta J. Kellett Fellowship. His early research on the convergence of Machiavellian and sacred politics led to the publication of a previously unknown treatise by Bishop Stephen Gardiner, Queen Mary's chancellor.

Since the late 1980s, Dr. Donaldson has focused on two major research areas: Shakespeare on Film (Shakespearean Films/Shakespearean Directors and a series of articles now being revised for a book on Shakespeare and Media Allegory) and electronic projects involving Shakespeare across media. Dr. Donaldson has also been a pioneer in the use of media-rich presentations for scholarly and interpretive use.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (UK), has held research fellowships from the NEH and ACLS, and was the first Lloyd Davis Visiting Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Queensland (2006).
This event is open to the Marymount community and your guests. Refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Dr. Tonya Howe at thowe@marymount.edu.