What do the Shakespeare’s plays tell us about the issue of race? It’s a question of particular interest to Associate Professor of English Aaron Kitch. “Perhaps the most important thing to remember,” he said, “is that race means something quite different today, compared to what it did in Shakespeare’s time. “
We asked some of Bowdoin’s English faculty members to weigh in with their thoughts on the award of the 2016 Nobel Literature prize to Bob Dylan.
“There was this prevailing sense of distrust surrounding women in much literature of the renaissance, centered around the idea that females were somehow artificial.”