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W. Roger Louis, Philippa Levine, Director HRC 3.202, Mailcode F1900, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-475-7228


Fri, March 9, 2007 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206

Shakespeare is often said to have 'transfigured' his reading, producing A Midsummer Night's Dream, for example, out of fragments borrowed from Plutarch, Ovid, and Chaucer and transported into a new theatrical space. This talk identifies the new space as the garden of English rhetoric, a place where Greek figures of speech are turned into English fairy tales.

Jenny C. Mann teaches early modern English literature at Cornell University. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Newberry Library, and is currently working on a book project titled Outlaw Rhetoric: Fashioning Vulgar Eloquence in Early Modern England.

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