Hall Center For The Humanities


David Bergeron
David Bergeron
Conger-Gabel Teaching Professor of English, University of Kansas

"Shakespeare in the Closet"
Humanities Lecture Series

Thu., Apr. 3, 2003, 7:30pm
Location: Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium
David M. Bergeron, Conger-Gabel Teaching Professor of English, University of Kansas, is an internationally recognized authority on Shakespeare, other dramatists of Shakespeare's time, civic pageantry, and the Stuart royal family.

"Shakespeare In the Closet" will explore literal and metaphorical closets in houses, theaters, the imagination and sexual desire in Shakespeare's time. Bergeron will focus on Hamlet and how characters find or construct private space in their world. The subject grew out of Bergeron's longtime interest in how Shakespeare and other writers of the period explored private space and in how ideas about privacy have changed over time.

Bergeron has taught at KU since 1976. He has written or edited numerous books, including, English Civic Pageantry 1558-1642 (1971); Shakespeare's Romances and the Royal Family (1985); Reading and Writing in Shakespeare (1996); Pageantry in the Shakespearean Theater (1984); King James and Letters of Homoerotic Desire (1999); and most recently, Practicing Renaissance Scholarship (2000).

For over thirty years, Bergeron has served on the Editorial Board of Shakespeare Quarterly, America's most distinguished periodical devoted to Shakespeare. For 28 years he was the editor of Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama. He served a three-year term as trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching and has received the Balfour Jeffrey Award of the Higuchi Research Achievement Awards for research distinction.

This event is free and open to the public.

April 3, 2003
7:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art
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