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iROC: Shakespeare and the Language of Sexual Assault

Sep 20

4:00 PM5:00 PM
Kaplan Library Room 218

"Groping for trouts in a peculiar river": Shakespeare and the Language of Sexual Assault

iROC - Investigating Research on Campus

Please be with us September 20th when Rob Wakeman, Division of ArtRob Wakeman, assistant professor of Englishs and Letters, presents "Groping for trouts in a peculiar river": Shakespeare and the Language of Sexual Assault.

"Measure for Measure" might be said to be Shakespeare's deepest dive into the murky waters of the early modern sexual imagination. The play centers on Angelo, a seemingly chaste and virtuous magistrate, who attempts to use his position of authority to force Isabella, a young nun, into a sexual relationship. In the play's Lenten setting, fish and fishing metaphors conjure sexual practices that deviate far from expected norms. This talk seeks explain the dehumanizing experience of women caught between morality codes and predatory threats, and also describes how fish and fishing were eroticized in the seventeenth century.

Rob Wakeman is Assistant Professor of English in MSMC's Division of Arts and Letters. Dr. Wakeman received his Bachelor of Arts from Drew University, his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Wakeman teaches classes on Shakespeare, medieval and early modern literatures, food writing, and academic writing. His research explores a literary history of four meals that shaped the ecological, economic, and spiritual values of sixteenth-century England: the hunting banquet, the shepherd's repast, takeaway from London cookshops, and the religious holiday feast.

"Groping for trouts in a peculiar river": Shakespeare and the Language of Sexual Assault will take place in Kaplan Library Room 218 of the Dominican Center. This event has been approved FYE credit as College Connection. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!

 

For more information about this or any of the iROC presentations, or to volunteer as or recommend an iROC speaker, please contact the coordinators of the iROC program - Dr. Evan Merkhofer, Assistant Professor of Biology, 845-569-3368, evan.merkhofer@msmc.edu or Jen Park, Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services, 845-569-3546, jen.park@msmc.edu.

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