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Newberry Colloquium

The Newberry Colloquium is a weekly opportunity for the Newberry community to come together and learn about research or projects being conducted by our staff, fellows, scholars-in-residence, and other invited speakers. Colloquium events are open to the Newberry community and the general public. Colloquia topics usually relate to the Newberry’s collection, and presentations are intended for a non-specialist audience.

Unless otherwise noted, the colloquium convenes on Wednesday afternoons in Towner Fellows’ Lounge on the 2nd floor of the Newberry. Refreshments are served at 3:30 pm, with the talk beginning at 4 pm. A brief discussion follows each presentation. No reservations are required in order to attend.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
A Newberry Colloquium
Shakespeare’s comedy first appeared in print in 1623 as “Twelfe Night, Or what you will,” so why do we usually truncate it to “Twelfth Night?” Using digital methods, this colloquium calls attention to the overlooked “or” here and in 100 other pre-Restoration plays in an attempt to better understand these double-titles’ functions and stakes. Which playwrights wrote double-titled plays?