Professor Macfie participates in Harvard Roundtable

On April 24 and 25, Professor Macfie participated in a roundtable focused on Shakespeare and Classical Literature at Harvard University's Barker Center.  Linked to The Ashgate Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature (scheduled for publication in 2016), the conference scrutinized what Shakespeare read, wrestled with early modern and postmodern meanings of the words "classic" and "classical," and addressed what it means to call Shakespeare "a classic."  Macfie's contribution to the Ashgate volume, an essay titled "Shakespeare, Ovid, and Surprise:  Reversal in the Sonnets and Narrative Poems," explores how Shakespeare bends to his own purposes several strategies of reversal and cancellation orchestrated in Ovid's Amores.