One of two panels at MLA16 that the Shakespeare Forum is presenting, this roundtable will be held on Saturday afternoon (1:45–3:00 pm; 14, ACC). Please join us for a stimulating conversation!
Panelists on this roundtable will address the presidential theme of “Literature and its Publics” through two recent projects: the new Bedford Shakespeare and the reimagined Norton Shakespeare. The conversation, which includes editors from both major projects, will place this work in relation to textual reception, the role of performance in the classroom, and the opportunities of digitalization. Our goal is an open discussion about members’ experience with the shifting contexts that shape Shakespeare’s publics.
Speakers: Ann C. Christensen (University of Houston, University Park), Suzanne Gossett (Loyola University, Chicago), Jean Elizabeth Howard (Columbia University), Russ McDonald (Goldsmiths, University of London), Lena Cowen Orlin (Georgetown University), Holger Schott Syme (University of Toronto), and Elliott Visconsi (University of Notre Dame)