The “Problematics of Culture and Theory” Seminar, held by the School of English of Aristotle University, is inviting you to a talk by Peter Smith (Professor of Renaissance Literature, Nottingham Trent University), on Wednesday 3rd May, 6:30 pm, in Room 112 of the Old Building of the School of Philosophy.
“Twelfth Night – Stage to Screen”
This lecture compares Trevor Nunn’s film version of Twelfth Night (1996) with that of Tim Supple (2003). It shows that while Nunn’s film derives from the genre of Romantic Comedy (romcom), Supple’s multi-cultural version anticipates contemporary crises over asylum, immigration and refugees.
There is no need for registration for this talk.
Dr Ε. Botonaki and Dr L. Roupakia
Problematics Seminar Coordinators
Peter J. Smith is Professor of Renaissance Literature, Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of Social Shakespeare (Macmillan, 1995); Between Two Stools: Representations of Scatology in English Literature – Chaucer to Swift (Manchester University Press, 2012 and paperback in 2015) as well as co-editor of Hamlet: Theory and Practice (Open University Press, 1996) and Much Ado About Nothing: A Critical Reader (Bloomsbury, 2018). He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Cahiers Élisabéthains and a former trustee of the British Shakespeare Association. His essays and reviews have appeared in Adaptation, Cahiers Élisabéthains, Critical Quarterly, Early Modern Theatre, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Review of English Studies, Shakespeare, Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare Survey, Times Higher Education and Year’s Work in English Studies. He is currently at work on a new edition of Richard III for the New Cambridge Shakespeare.