"Can one desire too much of a good thing?” (Act IV, Scene I As you Like it).
The Bard may be well-pleased to learn that the answer is ‘No, never’ if the response of audiences to ten years of an inspirational UQ fellowship that nurtures the love and learning of Shakespeare is anything to go by.
The ‘good thing’ comes in the form of annual visits to UQ by leading Shakespeare scholars who inspire, entertain and educate fellow Shakespearians, students and the broader community about the works, life and scholarship of the literary giant.
The Lloyd Davis Memorial Professorship in Shakespeare Studies was established eleven years ago in memory of UQ Associate Professor Lloyd Davis (School of English, Media Studies, and Art History).
Students from all fields and specialties come together for the exciting, unforgettable experience of learning from passionate scholars who bring with them distinctive perspectives, experiences, and questions.
The fellowship funds a range of activities including:
- The Lloyd Davis public lecture
- Undergraduate lectures
- Media appearances
In announcing the Visiting Professorship in 2005, then UQ Vice Chancellor Professor Hay, AC, said “UQ is committed to the long-term expansion of Shakespeare studies, to build on our international reputation for excellence and the momentum of next year's events. The Lloyd Davis Memorial Visiting Professorship will bring one major world scholar to UQ each year, beginning in 2006, to teach and share their scholarship with our own Shakespeareans.”
You can help foster learning and keep the love and passion for William Shakespeare alive by supporting the Lloyd Davis Memorial Professorship and help enrich the lives of students, scholars and the community.