Just in case you’re in Alabama…

The Hudson Strode Lecture Series in the Age of Shakespeare presents

Laura J. Rosenthal

Professor of English

University of Maryland, College Park

“All Roads Lead to Rhodes: Theater and Cosmopolitanism in the Restoration.”


Friday, November 5, 2010, at 5 pm. in 301 Morgan Hall

Sponsored by the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies

Professor Rosenthal received a Ph.D. and M.A. in English from Northwestern University, in 1990 and 1985, respectively, with a specialization in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature.  Professor Rosenthal is the author of Infamous Commerce: Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture (Cornell University Press, 2006), and Playwrights and Plagiarists in Early Modern England: Gender, Authorship, Literary Property (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996), as well as many articles on Restoration and Eighteenth-Century drama. 

Please join us in welcoming her to UA.  The lecture is free and open to the public.



5 responses to “Just in case you’re in Alabama…

  1. This sounds like a nice event. Davenant, right? Let us know how it goes. Good luck, DM

  2. Laura Rosenthal

    Hi Dave,
    Yes, Davenant. I think it went well and you were cited!

  3. Well, glad to hear that Davenant’s getting some attention, and it’s always nice to hear that someone somewhere has heard of my stuff. Which works did you talk about?

  4. Laura Rosenthal

    I had a long section on Rutland House leading up to The Siege of Rhodes and discussed your analysis of the figure of Diogenes. I also see Davenant’s use of Diogenes as pivotal, but my paper focused on the transformation in cosmopolitanism (Diogenes as citizen of the world) rather than cynicism. I’ll be giving an updated and shorter version at ASECS.

  5. I’m pleased to see more discussion of the Entertainment at Rutland House, and of Davenant generally. The Diogenes/Aristophanes standoff is immediately followed by a Frenchman/Englishman debate about the respective merits of their two nations, if I remember correctly. Davenant’s itinerant career and eclectic style seem well suited to a consideration of his cosmopolitanism.