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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Topic of March 29 Lecture

“Maidens Call It Love-in-Idleness”: Potions, Passion, and Fairy Knowledge in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wilson Special Collections Library
5 p.m. Exhibition Viewing | Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room
5:30 p.m. Program | Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203

UNC professor Mary Floyd-Wilson will deliver the talk “’Maidens Call It Love-in-Idleness’: Potions, Passion, and Fairy Knowledge in A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on March 29 in the Wilson Special Collections Library.

Her talk celebrates the Rare Book Collection exhibition Nature and the Unnatural in Shakespeare’s Age, which features a display of Shakespeare’s Second, Third, and Fourth folios.

The free public talk will begin at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. viewing of the exhibition. The Rare Book Collection and the UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature are the event sponsors.

Floyd-Wilson is associate professor of English literature and director of graduate studies in the department of English at UNC. She was a 2008-2009 fellow at the National Humanities Center. She is the author of English Ethnicity and Race in Early Modern Drama (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Her talk also inaugurates a graduate student conference on Shakespeare taking place at UNC March 29-31. The conference “Shakespeare and the Natural World” is jointly sponsored by the UNC Department of English and Comparative Literature and King’s College London.

The exhibition will be on display through June 8, 2012, in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room of Wilson Library.

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