Keynote Lectures


Stephen Greenblatt
(Harvard University)

Stephen Greenblatt | Keynote Lectures | ESRA 2019 Conference
Opening Keynote Lecture

Survival Strategies:
Shakespeare and Renaissance Truth-Telling

Chair: Keir Elam (University of Bologna)


Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. He is the author of fourteen books, including Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics; The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve; The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, and Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare.
He is General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature and of The Norton Shakespeare. He was named the 2016 Holberg Prize Laureate. He was president of the Modern Language Association of America and has been elected to membership in the Italian literary academy Accademia degli Arcadi.

Silvia Bigliazzi
(University of Verona)

Silvia Bigliazzi | Keynote Lectures | ESRA 2019 Conference


Fluid Borders: Rethinking Power Centres in Shakespeare’s Rome

Chair: Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)


Silvia Bigliazzi is Professor of English Literature at Verona University. Her interests span early modern English drama with a focus on Shakespeare and the classical legacy, Elizabethan and Jacobean poetry, early modern scepticism and the culture of paradox, interart, translation and performance studies. Her publications include volumes on Hamlet, nothingness in Shakespeare, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, as well as the editions with Italian translations of John Donne’s poetry and Romeo and Juliet. She is co-General Editor of Global Shakespeare Inverted (Bloomsbury), Skenè. Journal of Theatre and Drama StudiesSkenè. Texts and Studies, and Anglica (ETS).