Shakespeare for All Time?: A Symposium on the 400th Anniversary of the First Folio

Friday, September 29, 2023 - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Humanities Quadrangle
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

The festivities are sponsored by the Yale Elizabethan Club and the Department of English and will feature presentations by scholars and critics from across the country and around the world, celebrating, considering, challenging, and debating the legacy and future of this remarkable book.

9:30 am: Coffee and welcome (Catherine Nicholson)
10:00 am-12:00 pm: Alternate Histories (chair: Nicole Sheriko)
Brandi K. Adams, “The Folio in (and out of) Time”
Aaron Pratt, “Binding Shakespeare Before the First Folio”
Tara L. Lyons, “‘Shakespeare old’: Sequestered Shakespeare”
Molly Yarn, “Ladies of the Canon: Four Centuries of Iconic Women and a Book by Some Guy”
1:30-3:30 pm: Re-readings and Revaluations (chair: Nicholas Jones) 
Eric Langley, “When the thunder said: Placing ‘Storme and Tempest’ in Shakespeare’s First Folio” 
Ivan Lupić, “The Shakespeare Folio and Its Anonymous Manuscript Commentators” 
Eve Houghton, “Re-reading the Yale Manuscript of Davenant’s Macbeth” 
Miles P. Grier, “Book Fetishism Today”
4:00-5:30 pm: Keynote Address (introduction by Larry Manley) Zachary Lesser, “Surviving Shakespeare” 
5:30 pm: Reception