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The Normand Berlin Lecture

This lecture is held in honor of the late Normand Berlin, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research interests ranged broadly, from Shakespeare to Eugene O'Neill. His publications include O'Neill's Shakespeare and The Secret Cause: A Discussion of Tragedy. For many years he taught a highly-attended community class at the Center on Shakespeare.

2023 - Debapriya Sarkar, Assistant Professor of English, University of Connecticut, 'Figuring Race in Early Modern Drama'

2022 - Evan McCarthyFive College Visiting Assistant Professor of Music History, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 'Orchestrating Shakespeare's Storms'

2021 - Justin Shaw, Assistant Professor of English, Clark University, 'Killing Race, Curing Melancholy: White Obsessions in Early Modern Mediterranean Drama'

2020 - Sarah Wall-Randell, Associate Professor of English, Wellesley College, 'The Sibyl's Fire: Women and Textual Destruction in Early Modern England'

2018 - Mazen NaousAssociate Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 'The Lure of the Moor: Othello in an Arab American Setting'

2017 - Sharon Seelig, Roe/Straut Professor Emerita in the Humanities (English Language & Literature), Smith College, 'Married in Eden: Lucy Hutchinson & John Milton'

2016 - Adam Zucker, Associate Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 'Querci Shakespeareani: Shakespeare’s Oaks'