“Modernist Theory & Theater between the Tragic & the Melancholic”

Here is a video of two lectures at the University of Michigan in dialogue on modern tragedy:  the brilliant Ian Balfour (English, York) focuses on Shakespeare’s Hamlet while I focus on the tragedy that has been called Luigi Pirandello’s Hamlet, Enrico IV (1922).  My lecture, between 1:01:15-1:44:00, is followed by questions and answers.

I am grateful to Srdjan Cvjeticanin and Megan Torti, the wonderful organizers of “Central Concepts in Contemporary Theory,” a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Michigan, who invited me to speak.

March 24, 2018

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