Department of English

George Bernard Shaw: Modernist

Faculty Seminar on British Studies, presented by Assistant Professor David Kornhaber of the Department of English.

Fri, February 4, 2011 | Tom Lea Rooms, HRC 3.206

2:45 PM

George Bernard Shaw has been called "the modernist that never as," a progressive Edwardian preserved in the modernist era. Yet Shaw's copious canon of plays and his writings on the theatre itself can challenge definitions of modernism. What did Shaw have to say to his modernist contemporaries? Did his works help to change the understanding of art's relationship to the world at the dawn of the modernist epoch?

David Kornhaber is Assistant Professor of English. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and his A.B. from Harvard College. He has served as the assistant editor of Theatre Survey, as an affiliated writer with American Theatre, as a theatre critic for The Village Voice, and as a contributor to the Theatre section of The New York Times.

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