Holding History Keynote Event: “Shakespeare Reimagined,” Tues., 10/18 @ 5:30 PM

Holding History Keynote Event: “Shakespeare Reimagined,” Tues., 10/18 @ 5:30 PM

Students, university partners, and community members are invited to join us on October 18 at 5:30 pm for our next Holding History event. As part of the 2016 Shakespeare in Wisconsin celebration, this program invites participants to team up with student curators and rare book experts for a hands-on exploration of works…

Holding History Keynote Event: “Shakespeare Reimagined,” Tues., 7/19 @ 5:30 PM

Holding History Keynote Event: “Shakespeare Reimagined,” Tues., 7/19 @ 5:30 PM

Students, university partners, and community members are invited to join us on Tuesday, July 19 at 5:30 pm at Memorial Library for our next Holding History event.   At “Shakespeare Reimagined,” participants will be welcomed into the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Special Collections Library for a lively, hands-on, student-driven experience with…

Wisconsin Public Radio: Faith & Seduction in Donne

Wisconsin Public Radio: Faith & Seduction in Donne

Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down for an hour with Norman Gilliland over at the Wisconsin Public Radio studios to talk about John Donne’s poetry. It was a fun conversation–Norman is a master interviewer–and we covered everything from metaphysical poetry to Badger football (and even discussed how the two are…

Recap: Holding History Kickoff, 7/21/15

Recap: Holding History Kickoff, 7/21/15

“This is amazing!” was probably the most repeated line I heard all night, as participants–local actors, community members, educators, librarians, deans, even the Provost–sought me out to praise the work of our Student Curators. At our kickoff event on July 21, “Holding History: Shakespeare’s Sonnets & Poems,” undergraduate and graduate students (with…