To mark the retirement of our colleague Barry Gaines after thirty years of teaching at UNM, the noted Shakespeare scholar David Bevington will speak on Tuesday, November 9 at 4 p.m. His talk is entitled "Religion and Shakespeare."
David Bevington has taught at the University of Chicago since 1967 and is currently the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities; Professor in English Language and Literature and Comparative Literature; Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities; and Chair of Theater and Performance Studies. He is among the most respected Shakespeare scholars in the world and has written or edited more than thirty volumes on Shakespeare and his contemporaries. In 1979 he was honored with the Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, a coveted award based on student nominations. Twenty-eight years later he received the Norman Maclean Faculty Award given by the University of Chicago Alumni Association. Last May, he received the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Centennial Medal from Harvard University, where he received his AB and PhD degrees.