2014–15 Memphis-area events:
November 1, 2014: a screening of Romeo and Juliet in Harlem, November 1, 2014 at Indie Memphis Film Festival (9:45pm, Hattiloo Theatre; reception 9:00pm). Director Aleta Chappelle and actor Harry Lennix have been invited to attend the screening. Co-sponsored by the Rhodes Africana Studies Program, Rhodes Office of Multicultural Affairs, Rhodes Film Studies, CODA, and the African and African American Studies Program at the University of Memphis.
April 23, 2015: Shakespeare′s Birthday Lecture by John Guillory (NYU), who will discuss "Monuments and Documents: On the Object of Study in the Humanities" (7pm, Blount). Guillory will reflect upon Erwin Panofsky′s use of the terms ′monument′ and ′document′ to describe the works of art studied by the art historian or critic, and on the utility of these terms in describing the object of study across humanities disciplines generally. Guillory is best known for his book Cultural Capital (1993), which applied Bourdieu′s sociology of aesthetics to clarify debates about canon formation in literary studies. More recently, he published a widely-discussed essay on the genesis of the concept of "media," a series of philological annotation from the early modern era to the present. Co-sponsored by English, Art, and the Search Program.
February 19–28: Macbeth, University of Memphis
May 5–31: Kiss Me, Kate, Playhouse on the Square