Shakespeare Across The Divide

February 15-16, 2016, The Betsy Hotel

Shakespeare Across the Divide is the inaugural early modern studies symposium hosted by the acclaimed Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida. This symposium is held in conjunction with the loaning of Shakespeare’s First Folio to FIU by the Folger Library, as part of the Folger’s 2016 national tour of the book. For more about events related to the First Folio at FIU, please see


We are proud to present two invited special events as part of the symposium: Roland Greene will speak at the opening reception and Ayanna Thompson, Ruben Espinosa, and Carla Della Gatta will offer a special panel on race and Shakespeare on the second day of the symposium.

As a small symposium, the schedule will be arranged to ensure that there are no concurrent events. All participants are encouraged to attend and be involved in all symposium activities.

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Shakespeare Across the Divide 2016