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Duchess of Malfi Talk by UT Professor Dr. Frank Whigham

Thu, February 7, 2013 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM • Joynes Reading Room


Kicking off the ASC residency, the Mary Lu Joynes Endowment in the Plan II Honors Program, the English Department and Shakespeare at Winedale will be presenting a special lecture on The Duchess of Malfi.

The Duchess of Malfi is considered by many to be the greatest Renaissance tragedy not written by Shakespeare. For those interested in learning more about the play, English Professor Frank Whigham will be giving a free lecture in the Joynes Reading Room in the Honors quad on UT campus on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm.

Professor Whigham is one of the world's experts on the play. His article "Sexual and Social Mobility in The Duchess of Malfi," originally published in PMLA and reprinted multiple times, is one of the most important works of recent criticism on the play, which is also discussed in his book, Seizures of the Will in Early Modern English Drama(Cambridge University Press, 1996). He will introduce some of the play's key ideas and answer questions from the audience.

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