Shakespeare International Studies Centre at the University of Łódź together with Geoffrey Chaucer Student Society and CULTUR(N)ED Student Society will host a special two-day conference devoted to William Shakespeare on April 21-22. Although the Bard appears to be the most researched author in the world, his works and his own person still inspire, puzzle and encourage heated debates. The conference marks a special three-year period in the history of the appreciation of Shakespeare, with the 450th anniversary of his birth in 2014 and the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. The conference sessions will not only address issues of literary and drama studies but also provide a forum for discussing the place of Shakespeare in today’s (pop)culture, including comics and computer games. Special emphasis will also be put on Shakespeare’s presence in Polish as well as global culture. The conference will be held at the Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Łódź, with Professor Virginia Vaughan from Clark University (Worcester, MA) and Professor Alden T. Vaughan (Columbia University, NY) delivering keynote lectures.
The British Council is a media partner of the Conference.