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University Of North Alabama Welcomes Scholar Sarah Beckwith For 2017 Johnston Memorial Shakespeare Lecture

Oct. 18, 2017

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Bryan Rachal,

University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.-The University of North Alabama Departmentof English will host the annual Albert S. Johnston, Jr. Memorial Shakespeare Lecture, Thursday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m., in UNA's Wesleyan Auditorium.

The featured speaker for this year's event is renowned scholar Dr. Sarah Beckwith, the Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English at Duke University. Beckwith will speak about "Shakespeare's Tragic Landscapes: Ethics and Responsibility in the Late Tragedies."

Beckwith's publications includeChrist's Body: Identity, Religion and Society in Medieval English Writing, Signifying God: Social Relation and Symbolic Act in York's Play of Corpus Christi, and Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness.

The Memorial Shakespeare Lecture is made possible by the generosity of the Albert S. Johnston, Jr. Endowment. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information: The UNA Department of English at 256-765-4238


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA also operates arenownedcollegiate athletic program in NCAA Division II's Gulf South Conference.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.