We are delighted to announce that the originator of BritGrad will join the 2012 conference to give a plenary session!
Professor Holland instigated the conference during his tenure as Director of the Shakespeare Institute (1997-2002). Today he is the McMeel Family Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Associate Dean for the Arts at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Holland took his BA, MA and PhD at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, where he is now an honorary fellow. Last year he served as the Sam Wanamaker Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. He is a leading scholar of performance-oriented Shakespeare criticism, and an editor of Shakespeare’s plays. Publications include Shakespeare Survey (editor), the five-volume series of collected essays titled Rethinking British Theatre History, and the in-progress 18-volume Great Shakespeareans (co-editor).