Rhodri Lewis & Leonard Barkan in Conversation: Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness

12/06/2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau St
Rhodri Lewis & Leonard Barkan

Rhodri Lewis and Leonard Barkan will discuss Lewis’s radical new interpretation of the most famous play in the English language. By exploring Shakespeare’s engagements with the humanist traditions of early modern England and Europe, Lewis reveals a Hamlet unseen for centuries: an innovative, coherent, and exhilaratingly bleak tragedy in which the governing ideologies of Shakespeare’s age are scrupulously upended. Please join us. More event details


Rhodri Lewis is lecturer with rank of professor of English at Princeton University. He is the author of Language, Mind and Nature: Artificial Languages in England from Bacon to Locke and William Petty on the Order of NatureLeonard Barkan is Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. His many acclaimed books include Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance CultureMichelangelo: A Life on PaperMute Poetry, Speaking Pictures and Berlin for Jews: A Twenty-First Century Companion.


Co-sponsored by the Humanities Council

All events are free and open to the Public

Labyrinth Books

122 Nassau Street

Princeton NJ 08542