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Gross to discuss 'Presence of Shylock,' April 21

Kenneth Gross, an English Renaissance scholar and current visiting fellow at Princeton, will deliver a lecture titled "The Presence of Shylock" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in 1 Robertson Hall.

The discussion of Shakespeare's famed "Merchant of Venice" character is sponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies-Perelman Institute .

Gross, a professor of English at the University of Rochester, is a Class of 1932 Fellow in Princeton's Council of the Humanities . He currently is working on a play based on Kafka's short stories and developing a project on the aesthetics of puppet theater.

Gross is the author of "Shakespeare's Noise" (2001), a study of the playwright's use of violent and damaging speech, as well as "Dream of the Moving Statue" (1992) and "Spenserian Poetics: Idolatry, Iconoclasm and Magic" (1985).

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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