Rutgers at the Folger

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Fall/ Winter 03


Rutgers at the Folger, by Sarah Beetham

Every Friday this spring, two graduate students and two professors from Rutgers will be heading down to Washington, D.C., to participate in a seminar at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Located on Capitol Hill, the Folger is home to the largest collection of Shakespeare's works in the world, as well as an extensive collection of Renaissance books, manuscripts, maps, and playbills. The Folger also maintains a free public museum on Shakespeare's life and times, and runs programs for students and educators in the humanities. The Folger Institute, a collaboration between the Library and thirty-nine colleges around the country, sponsors advanced seminars for Renaissance scholars. Professor Ann Baynes Coiro directs Rutgers University's membership in the Institute.

Along with Professor Coiro, three members of the English Department have been granted fellowships to attend the Folger Institute meetings: Professor Thomas Fulton, and graduate students Steven Syrek and Kirsten Tranter. As Fellows, they will participate in a seminar on "The Fate of Rhetoric in Early Modern England," taught by New York University Professor John Guillory. In addition to joining scholars from all over the country for the seminar, they will be able to do research in the Library's outstanding collection.

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