Ursinus Professor of English Matthew Kozusko was a panelist last weekend at Shakespeare’s Globe, a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote.
The Intercultural Shakespeare Symposium, May 18-19, was keyed to the Globe project which brings 37 different theater companies to London this summer to perform 37 different Shakespeare plays in 37 different languages. The symposium featured professors, including Kozusko, from Loyola University Chicago, Queen Mary University,
Washington University, King’s College in London and other international colleges and universities. Kozusko was on a panel called “Shakespearean Re-imaginings.”
He teaches Shakespeare and early modern drama at Ursinus, and his principal research interest is in Shakespeare and performance. Recent publications include articles in Early Theatre, Shakespeare Bulletin, Borrowers & Lenders, and Shakespeare Survey (forthcoming); he co-edited an essay collection, Thunder at a Playhouse: Essaying Shakespeare and the Early Modern Stage (Susquehanna UP, 2010). His edition of The Two Gentlemen of Verona (New Kittredge Shakespeare) is also forthcoming. He is currently working on a monograph about Shakespeare as a redemptive or rehabilitative space in contemporary popular entertainment and imagination. He serves as editor for the Appropriations in Performance section of the journal Borrowers & Lenders: the Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation.