The English Department’s Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies Speaker Series is pleased to present a talk by Steven Mullaney, Professor of English at the University of Michigan, on Thursday, 11/2, at 3:30pm, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library. His talk is entitled “Shylock in the Archives.” Professor Mullaney will examine Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice as a response to the religious, political, racial, and ideological issues that emerged during the 1594 trial and execution of Elizabeth I’s converso physician, Roderigo
Lopez. Professor Mullaney is the author of The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare (Chicago, 2015) and The Place of the Stage (Chicago, 1988), as well as multiple articles and book chapters. He specializes in Renaissance drama, early modern cultural studies, contemporary cultural, social, and literary theory, and theories of publics and counter-publics.