Fall 2010 Voltaire's Coffee: Professor Friedman
Tue, August 31, 2010 • 7:00 PM • Joynes Room, Carothers (CRD) 007, 2501 Whitis Ave. Enter through the east doors of the honors quad
Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, led by Dr. Alan Friedman, Professor of English
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
About the book:
A Midsummer Night's Dream is perhaps the best loved of Shakepeare's plays. It brings together aristocrats, workers, and fairies in a wood outside Athens, and from there the enchantment begins. Simple and engaging on the surface, it is none the less a highly original and sophisticated work, remarkable for both its literary and its theatrical mastery.
About the professor:
A professor of English and one of Plan II's professors for the first-year World Literature class, Dr. Friedman's areas of interest include British and American modernism, the novel, drama (especially Shakespeare), international programs, faculty governance, and academic freedom. He has authored and edited numerous books and articles, and he has won many distinguished teaching awards both from Plan II and the University of Texas as a whole, including the Outstanding UT Professor Award (2003), the Chad Oliver Teaching Award for Plan II (2003), the Thomas Mabry Cranfill Teaching Fellowship in support of Actors from the London Stage (2004), and the titles of Humanities Institute Faculty Fellow (2003) and Parlin Fellow.