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Fordham Conversations: Shakespeare and Pop Culture

by Robin Shannon, Daniel Murphy

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Born nearly 450 years ago, Shakespeare is arguably one of the most widely read and recognized playwrights of all time. From tragedies like Hamlet and Macbeth to comedies like Much Ado About Nothing—Shakespeare’s works are still alive and thriving.

Fordham Conversations host Robin Shannon talks to Fordham Professor and Shakespeare scholar Mary Bly about share her thoughts on Shakespeare’s legacy, and what students think about his work.

Fordham Conversations: Rock, Pop, and the Poetic Tradition

by Robin Shannon
microphones and books in front of a case that says poetry music

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Professor Scott Levin has taken the traditional college poetry class and added an interesting twist. He’s combining the poetry of writers like William Blake and T.S. Elliot with musicians such as Bob Dylan and Eminem. Levin says he hopes that the Fordham class Rock, Pop, and the Poetic Tradition will lead to other Fordham professors using more pop culture and non-literary texts in the classroom. Scott Levin currently teaches at Louisiana Tech University.

 

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