“Mediatizing Hamlet” – an open lecture given on March 10, 2016 by Professor William B. Worthen, Alice Brady Pels Professor, Columbia University.
An inaugural lecture of the regional conference “What’s New in the New Europe? Redefining Culture, Politics, Identity” organized on July 11th to 15th 2016 by the International Society for the Study of European Ideas and the British and Commonwealth Studies Department, University of Łódź.
“Post-Dramatic Shakespeare” – Professor W. B. Worthen, Barnard College, Columbia University, in conversation with Professor Krystyna Kujawińska Courtney, University of Łódź.
Radio Łódź interview with dr Magdalena Cieślak about the activities of the International Shakespeare Studies Centre and the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death (in Polish).
“What is (a) Theatre?” – Professor Marvin Carlson’s lecture from October 2013. Professor Carlson from the University of New York was invited by the International Shakespeare Studies Centre to visit the International and Political Studies Faculty, University of Łódź. A renowned specialist in theatre and performance studies, he gave an open lecture to students and academics on the changes in the theatre, new forms of production, and on theatre-like performances.
“Recognition, Reconciliation and Retribution in The Rape of Lucrece” – a lecture delivered by professor Christy Desmet from University of Georgia during the conference “Diversity and Homogeneity: Politics of Nation, Class, and Gender in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media (including a Shakespeare Day: the Politics of Nation, Class, and Gender in Shakespeare)”. The conference took place in the Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Łódź on October 25th – 27th, 2013, and was organised by the joint efforts of the International Shakespeare Studies Centre and the Department of Drama and pre-1800 English Literature, Faculty of Philology.
“Intersections of Politics, Culture, Class, and Gender in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Merchant of Venice” – a lecture delivered by professor Kay Stanton from California State University during the conference “Diversity and Homogeneity: The Politics of Nation, Class, and Gender in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media, including a Shakespeare Day” (October 2013).
“Thwarting and Courting the ‘Ill Word’: The Biblical Figure of Judith in Film, Art and Literature” – a lecture delivered by professor Judith Buchanan, University of York, during the conference “Diversity and Homogeneity: The Politics of Nation, Class, and Gender in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media, including a Shakespeare Day” (October 2013).
A gallery of photographs from the conference „Shakesperare Re/creations: New Contexts, New Interpretations” held in April 22nd-23rd, 2015 at the International and Political Studies Faculty, University of Łódź.
On November 10, 2014, a plaque was unveiled commemorating the connections of Ira Aldridge (1807-1867), the first black Shakespearian tragedian, with the city of Łódź. The ceremony was attended by numerous representatives of the Łódź world of politics, culture and science. The plaque was placed on the front of the house located at Piotrkowska Street no. 175, the former hotel and Paradyz theatre, where the actor died unexpectedly during the rehearsal of Shakespeare’s Othello, on August 7, 1867. He was buried in the Lutheran cemetery (Cmentarz Ewangelicko-Augsburski) at Ogrodowa Street (in Polish).