22 December 2017

Second intensive course starts this summer

What does Shakespeare’s world teach us about the current crisis in Europe?

A party in the Open Air. Allegory on Conjugal Love (1590-1595) by Isaac Oliver. Source: Wikimedia Commons
A party in the Open Air. Allegory on Conjugal Love (1590-1595) by Isaac Oliver. Source: Wikimedia Commons

The new international academic programme NEW FACES (Facing Europe in Crisis: Shakespeare’s World and Present Challenges) aims to promote historical understanding of the complexities of crises (cultural, linguistic, political, social, religious, economic), to help face a complex contemporary European context. After the Szeged Intensive Programme, the NEW FACES team are preparing the second intensive course that will take place at the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 from 18 to 30 June 2018.

Utrecht University will cooperate with eight other European Universities, those of Montpellier, Oporto, Berlin, Ferrara, Prague, Murcia, Szeged and Krakow. Utrecht University will be sending 6 to 7 post-graduate students to Montpellier for this second NEW FACES venture. They will have the opportunity to meet and work with students and teachers coming from France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany.

The programme will include a one-day international colloquium on 23 June: What can Shakespeare do for us ?/ What can we do with Shakespeare ? - New Faces in interaction