Myths about Shakespeare’s Language

This FREE lecture by Professor Jonathan Culpeper explores the truth behind the myths surrounding Shakespeare and his ongoing impact on the English language.

He’s one of the most prolific and celebrated English playwrights of all time - but how much of what we know about Shakespeare and his impact on the English language is true? 

Calling all Shakespeare lovers! Hear from Jonathan Culpeper, Professor of English Language and Linguistics at Lancaster University, as he unpacks a range of myths about Shakespeare’s language.

Using discoveries from his newest research project, the £1 million AHRC-funded ‘Encyclopedia of Shakespeare's Language’, Professor Culpeper will show how Shakespeare changed the English language - creating new words, new patterns of speech and modes of performance.

Timing: Thursday 22 June at 6 pm (for 6.30 pm start). Refreshments and canapes will be provided. The event will conclude by 8 pm.

Venue: State Library Victoria - The Conversation Quarter. Access via Entry 3 on La Trobe Street, Melbourne.

Booking: Seats are limited. RSVP is essential for catering purposes. Register by June 16 to secure your spot! Click HERE for the EventBrite link.

Acknowledgements: Professor Culpeper's lecture is organised by Monash Arts Events. His visit to Melbourne is supported by a Minor Project Grant, awarded by The English-Speaking Union (Victoria Branch) in July 2022.

Thu, 22/06/2023 - 18:00 to 20:00