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Jan. 18, 2006

UI Lecturer To Discuss Animals In Shakespeare Jan. 24

A leading international scholar of early modern literature and of animal studies, will visit the University of Iowa this month to speak about, "The Dog and the Self in The Two Gentlemen of Verona: An Animal Approach to Shakespeare." Erica Fudge of Middlesex University in England, will present this lecture with slides at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, in Room 304 of the English-Philosophy Building on the UI campus.

Fudge is the author of three books: "Brutal Reasoning: Animals, Rationality, and Humanity in Early Modern England" (Cornell, 2006), "Animal" (Reaktion, 2002), and "Perceiving Animals: Humans and Beasts in Early Modern English Culture" (Macmillan, 2000). She is the editor or co-editor of several additional works including, "Renaissance Beasts: Of Animals, Humans, and Other Wonderful Creatures" (University of Illinois Press, 2004), "At the Borders of the Human: Beasts, Bodies and Natural Philosophy in the Early Modern Period" (Macmillan, 1999) and "Killing Animals" (University of Illinois Press, 2006). 

Her lecture and UI visit are co-sponsored by the English, French and Italian, history, and rhetoric departments and the School of Art and Art History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and by International Programs.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011,; Program: Teresa Mangum, associate professor of English,