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Shakespeare: The Philosopher II

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4th July 2016, University of Hertfordshire

There are no registration costs but please register by 29 June by emailing:


For further details, including location of the conference, visit the Shakespeare & Philosophy page at: www.bournecaddickbourne.com


9:15-10:15 Michael Troy Shell (Jefferson, Louisville) ‘To Thine Own Self Be True’

10:15-11:15 Borut Trpin (Ljubljana) ‘Shakespeare’s embodied meaning: an example from balance metaphors in Richard II’
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Géza Kállay (Loránd Eötvös, Budapest) ‘The Metaphysical Reading of Shakespeare’

12:30-13:30 Jessica Chiba (Royal Holloway) ‘“And nothing is / But what is not”: Shakespeare’s poetics of nothingness’

13:30-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:15 Jeffrey Wilson (Harvard) ‘“To be, or not to be”: Shakespeare against Philosophy’

15:15-16:15 Stella Achilleos (Cyprus) ‘Sovereignty, Social Contract and the State of Nature in Shakespeare’s King Lear’
16:15-16:30 Tea Break

16:30-17:30 Craig Bourne (Hertfordshire) and Emily Caddick Bourne (Cambridge & Hertfordshire) ‘Conversational perversions and abuses in Othello’