Othello in New Jersey — Oct 22 at FDU

For all STJ Jersey-ites, and others, here’s the notice of an annual event at Farleigh Dickinson University in my former hometown of Madison, NJ.  I’ll put anyone who wants to go in touch with the organizers or speakers if you’d like…

Shakespeare’s Othello is the subject of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s 19th annual
Shakespeare Colloquium, which will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2011,
from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Madison, New Jersey.  The colloquium is free
and open to the public. All New Jersey teachers who participate are eligible
for Professional Development Credits.

Speakers will be Allison Deutermann of Baruch College, CUNY; Ian Smith of
Lafayette College; Jeffery Alan Triggs of Rutgers University; and Eric
Johnson-DeBaufre of Drew University.

Allison Deutermann will discuss the significance of the character Iago’s
refusal to confess at the end of the play.  Ian Smith’s presentation, “Race,
Comedy, and *Othello*” will examine the role of racism in creating social
harmony for an exclusive majority in the play.  Eric Johnson-DeBaufre will
link the issues of male friendship and shared expression as they appear in *
Othello.* The colloquium will conclude with Jeffery Alan Trigg’s comparison
of Shakespeare’s play with Arrigo Boito’s libretto for Giuseppe
Verdi’s 19thcentury opera
*Otello*.

The colloquium is supported by Fairleigh Dickinson University, The Columbia
University Seminars office, and individual donations. Organizer and project
director for the colloquiums is Dr. Harry Keyishian, Professor Emeritus of
English. For further information, please call 973-443-8711 or email Dr.
Harry Keyishian at harrykeyishian@gmail.com. Fairleigh Dickinson University
is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940.

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I teach Shakespeare and early modern literature at St. John's in New York City.

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