The Russ McDonald Memorial Seminar

mcdonald-100Regular readers of this blog may remember, back in July, that I wrote about the death of the distinguished Shakespeare academic Professor Russ McDonald. At 5.15- 7pm on 7 November a special event is being held to commemorate his life and work, at the Senate Room, Senate House, University of London. It is being run by the London Shakespeare Centre. 

The speakers at the Russ McDonald Memorial Seminar will be as follows:

Dr. Hannah Crawforth (KCL) : ‘Shaping the Language: Words, Patterns, and the Traditions of Rhetoric’, in Shakespeare and the Arts of Language (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 30-46.

Dr. Gillian Woods (Birkbeck) : ‘Planned Obsolescence or Working at the Words’, in Teaching Shakespeare: Passing It On, ed. By G. B. Shand (Oxford: Blackwell, 2009), pp. 27-42

Dr. Eric Langley (UCL) Shakespeare’s Late Style (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), pp. 39-41 and 43-52. 

A group discussion about the legacy of Russ’s work will follow the speakers’ presentations, and drinks will be served after the papers.

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The London Shakespeare Centre is to be thanked for putting on this event, providing as it does a great opportunity to find out more about both the subject of the papers and the work of this much-missed gentleman and scholar.


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