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Esteemed renaissance scholar Richard Halpern presented the 2010 Gottschalk Memorial Lecture October 21 in Lewis Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall.

Halpern is currently the Sir William Osler Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. His publications include: "Norman Rockwell: The Underside of Innocence" (2006); "Shakespeare's Perfume: Sodomy and Sublimity in Shakespeare, Wilde, Freud and Lacan" (2002); "Shakespeare among the Moderns" (1997); and "The Poetics of Primitive Accumulation: English Renaissance Culture and the Genealogy of Capital" (1991).

The Gottschalk Memorial Lecture was established in memory of Paul Gottschalk, professor of English at Cornell, scholar of British Renaissance literature and author of "The Meanings of Hamlet" (1972). Professor Gottschalk died in 1977 at the age of 38.

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