Folio Fridays Lecture Series


Location: Hesburgh Library, Rare Books Room

Shakespeare at Notre Dame presents “Folio Fridays,” a lecture series held in conjunction with the exhibition of Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio—one of the world’s most treasured books.

On January 8, Jesse Lander, chair of the Department of English, will give a lecture titled “Printed Shakespeare: Quartos, Folios, and the History of Books.”

Lander regularly teaches courses on Shakespeare, history of books, and humanism. He is especially interested in supervising students working on questions of historiography and historicism as well as textual studies and editorial theory. In spring 2010, Lander taught Mastering Research at the Folger Shakespeare Library, a course designed to help students take advantage of the Folger’s unparalleled collection of early modern rare books and manuscripts. He is currently preparing the text of 1 Henry IV for the third edition of the Norton Shakespeare, writing a book provisionally titled They Say That Miracles Are Past: Staging the Supernatural in Shakespeare’s England, and researching a second book-length project on the history of Shakespeare quotations.

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