Dr. Andrew Moran, Ph.D.


Lecture date: January 14, 2014

The title of his lecture was: Dr. Moran on Shakespeare

Lecture Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5c1Uj4Omlg&feature=youtu.be

University of Dallas Shakespeare in Italy: http://www.udallas.edu/travel/highschoolprograms/shakespeareinitaly/

Scholarship and Recent Publications:

"The Apotropaic Marriage of Sulfur and Mercury in The Alchemist." The Ben Jonson Journal 20.1 (May 2013).

"In Medias Res, at Work and Prayer: Augustine and The Tempest."  Critical and Cultural Transformations: The Tempest, 1611 to the Present. Ed. Virginia Mason Vaughan and Tobias Döring (Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, forthcoming).            

"From Maurice to Mohammad: Othello, Islam, and Baptism." Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds. Ed. Linda McJannet and Bernadette Andrea (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2011),21-34.            

"'What were I best to say': Hasty Curses and Morean Deliberation in Richard III." Moreana 48:183-184 (Summer 2011): 145-61.            

"Hamlet's Envenomed Foil" in Hamlet: Ignatius Critical Edition, ed. Joseph Pearce. Ft. Collins, CO: Ignatius Press. (2008).            

"Eating and Synaesthesia in The Winter's Tale." Religion and the Arts 9:1-2 (2005): 38-61.            

"John Kennedy Toole's Brilliant Failure." The St. Austin Review (March 2005): 21-23.


Student comments:

"Based upon the ideas given by Dr. Moran, I see that Shakespeare has many ideas similar to George Orwell. They both were able to put out their opinion on politics, especially through their works about totalitarian parties. I was very interested in the style of Shakespeare's writing; I finally realize why I have been so confused when I read his works. I think that it is smart of him to include those confusing topics to further involve the reader in the story. Rather than just looking at words, the readers of Shakespeare, physically and emotionally, feel present in the wonderful society created by him in his works. He was efficient in his words and used them wisely enough to grow a fan base that still persists many years later." – Benjamin Walter

"I thought the Leyden Lecture series was informative because I learned about the puns Shakespeare used in his literature and his amazing writing style in general. I loved some of the puns the speaker pointed out such as ʺidle creatureʺ and ʺmender of bad soles.ʺ I liked talking about Italy during the lecture, as well. Italy has many great cities that have great stories behind them as Shakespeare points out in his works. I enjoyed talking about Venice and Rome and how the cities related to Shakespeare's plays. Overall, the lecture was beneficial." – Caitlin O’Connor

"I attended the Shakespeare Lecture and found it quite interesting. The speaker spoke much about Rome and its connection to the writings of Shakespeare. He talked about the layers of history Rome contains, unlike any other city in the world. The speaker spoke of a McDonalds in Rome that has a wall built in the third century A.D. This, in my opinion, was an extremely interesting fact. He very much related the layers of Rome to the layers of Shakespeare's many plays. He spoke that many lines, while they seem not to mean much, can actually be extremely complicated and have many hidden meanings behind it. I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture and thought it was extremely informative."  – Bennett Tipton



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