English Department Presents Mini-Conference on Shakespeare’s Comedies

November 15, 2012  |  by Erin Karper

a picture of a fool from Shakespeare

On November 27, Niagara University English students from this year’s Senior Seminar will present a mini-conference on Shakespeare’s comedies, with a special guest presentation from Nick Hoffman, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Buffalo. Hoffman will present on “Gulling the Social Network: Fashioning Social Evidence in Much Ado About Nothing.”

Niagara University students presenting will be:

  • Nikki Fadel on the Fleeing Bridegroom in All’s Well that Ends Well
  • Molly Hyland on Sickness and Disease in Shakespeare’s Problem Comedies
  • Emily Kaufman on Self-Awareness and the Shakespearean Fool
  • Kelsey McGinty on Teaching The Merchant of Venice After The Holocaust
  • Shelby Murek on Non-Traditional Women in Shakespeare’s Comedies and Society

The conference will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 4:20 to 8 p.m. in the Dunleavy Hall auditorium (Room 127). Admission is free and all are welcome to attend all or part of the conference. Refreshments will be served.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Phil Collington at 716.286.8635 or at ude.aragainnull@cdp.