2014–15 Memphis-area events:
A lecture on Shakespeare′s birthday, April 23, 2015: John Guillory (NYU) 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.
February 19–28: Macbeth, University of Memphis
May 5–31: Kiss Me, Kate, Playhouse on the Square