Villanova: Shakespeare and Politics

Matthew J. Ryan Center: “Shakespeare and Politics”


The Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University, a JMC partner program, will be hosting Paul Cantor, Isaac Butler, and Nichole Miller for a discussion panel on Shakespeare and politics.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 • 4:30 PM
Driscoll Hall 132 • Villanova University

Free and open to the public

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Paul Cantor is the Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English at the University of Virginia, where he specializes in the areas of comparative literature, Renaissance literature, and Romanticism. He is the author of several books, including Shakespeare’s Roman Trilogy (University of Chicago Press, 2017), The Invisible Hand in Pop Culture (University Press of Kentucky, 2012), and, most recently, Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream: Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies (University Press of Kentucky, 2019).

Professor Cantor is a JMC faculty partner.

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The Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University promotes inquiry into the principles and processes of free government and seeks to advance understanding of the responsibilities of statesmen and citizens of constitutional democratic societies. Central concerns of the Center include the inalienable rights of all humanity, the principles of popular sovereignty and constitutionalism, the nature and preservation of free political institutions, and the application of principles of the American founding and Constitution to contemporary issues.

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