Garden Gatherings - What can we do with Shakespeare?

With Amanda Kellogg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English at Radford University

Moss Arts Center lobby by the mural wall | Interdisciplinary Events

March 24, 2018 at 12:00pm

For over 400 years, scholars and poetry enthusiasts have reacted to the uncertainty caused by Shakespeare’s sonnets in diverse and imaginative ways. In “What can we do with Shakespeare?” Dr. Kellogg will describe some of the characteristics that invest Shakespeare’s sonnets with a sense of ambiguity and, perhaps, mystery.

Highlighting famous historical examples and discussing the innovations of Virginia Tech’s Shakespeare’s Garden project, she will argue that responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets have been prompted by the spirit of collaborative meaning making the poems promote.

Amanda Kellogg is an Assistant Professor of English at Radford University. She completed her dissertation, titled “True Image Pictur’d’: Metaphor, Epistemology, and Shakespeare’s Sonnets” and received her PhD in English Literature from the University of North Texas. Both her M.Ed. in Educational Psychology and her B.A. in English are from the University of Virginia. Her article “Pyrrhonist Uncertainty in Shakespeare’s Sonnets” was published in Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association (2015), and her article "Power and Portraiture in Early Modern England" is forthcoming in Studies in English Literature (SEL). Dr. Kellogg has presented her research at national and international conferences including those hosted by the Shakespeare Association of America, the Renaissance Society of America, the Queen Elizabeth I Society, and the American Shakespeare Center. She has also served as dramaturg for productions of Medieval and Early Modern drama in both Georgia and Virginia, so she particularly welcomes this unique opportunity to work with and learn from the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts.

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the School of Performing Arts, the Humanities at Virginia Tech, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), the School of Visual Arts, the Moss Arts Center, and the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT).

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