Distinguished Literary Critic and Scholar
to Discuss Shakespeare
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Paul Alpers, a distinguished
scholar of the literature of the English Renaissance and
a professor of English emeritus at the University of California
Berkeley, will discuss "Shakespeare
and the Outer Isles: Macbeth and Barbarous Scotland," at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 3, in the Neilson Library Browsing Room.
The event is free and open to the public.
In his presentation,
Alpers will examine aspects of Shakespeare's tragedies, particularly "Macbeth." He
has written extensively on Edmund Spenser and is the author of "The
Poetry of The Faerie Queene." He
has also written about poetry of the European Renaissance
and Latin poetry, most notably in "The Singer of the Eclogues: A
Study of Virgilian Pastoral." His most recent book is "What
Is Pastoral?," for
which he was awarded the Christian Gauss Award of the Phi
Beta Kappa Society and the Harry Levin Prize of the American
Comparative Literature Association.
Alpers' talk is sponsored by the Friends
of the Smith College Libraries.
Office of College
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063
T (413) 585-2190
F (413) 585-2174
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