Techne Conflux: Imaginative Confrontations with Shakespeare: Justice, Truth, Reconciliation
23rd Feb 2022 2:00pm-6:30pm
This workshop is offered as a Techne Conflux, an extended training, development, exhibition or performance programme which aims to enhance research or intellectual skills, or facilitate the sharing of expertise amongst doctoral students in the arts and humanities.
How do we forgive the unforgivable? And who does get to say whether we should? Led by acclaimed theatre maker Chinonyerem Odimba, this practically-based workshop addresses these questions through Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, a dark comedy of sex , death and impossible choices that offers the opportunity to put questions of justice and blame to the test by getting them on their feet. More broadly, the workshop explores the possibilities of the arena of performance to set philosophy in action, and of the literary and cultural canon to be repurposed to address the historical wrongs that it has excused, concealed or evaded.
PGR Leader: Alicia Barnes
Academic leaders: Dr. Beth Palmer and Prof. Rob Shaugnessy
Date: Wednesday 23rd February, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Wine Reception: 6:00 to 6:30 pm
Venue: Moot Room (42 AB 05), A/B Building, 5th Floor, School of Law, Stag Hill Campus