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The Shakespeare’s Rome Project


Rome 18-23 June 2018


Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Dipartimento di Lingue Letterature e Culture Straniere


The second edition of the International Summer School dedicated to Shakespeare’s Rome, a field of research deeply rooted in Roma Tre University as “The Shakespeare’s Rome Project” (2004 –  ), will be held in June 2018.


Within the Shakespearean corpus the image of ancient Rome works as the emblem of the classical past, a goldmine of foundational myths and the model of an authoritative culture early modern England felt compelled to look to. To Ancient Rome Shakespeare devoted five plays (Titus AndronicusJulius CaesarCoriolanusAntony and CleopatraCymbeline) and a narrative poem (The Rape of Lucrece): the themes and motifs of these works will be examined in depth in the classroom while the city of Rome, with its theatres (and especially the Globe’s replica in the park of Villa Borghese), archaeological sites and artistic resources will offer participants a unique opportunity to complement their study outdoor. Participants will be provided with appropriate methodological tools which will help them to develop a specific competence on Shakespeare’s Rome within an intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective.


The SRISS is held in English and is open to post-graduate students, PhD students, postdocs and high school teachers from all over the world.


Registration is now open (Bando 2018)


Bursaries for selected participants from KNIR (The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome) partner universities are available


              Scientific Committee 2018


  • Maria Del Sapio Garbero (Roma Tre University)
  • Keir Elam (University of Bologna)
  • Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex)
  • Harald Hendrix (KNIR Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome – Director)
  • Coppélia Kahn (Brown University)
  • Maddalena Pennacchia (Roma Tre University)
  • Manfred Pfister (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Gilberto Sacerdoti (Roma Tre University)
  • Ramie Targoff (Brandeis University)


  • Teachers 2018
  • Richard Ambrosini (Roma Tre University)
  • Rui Carvalho Homem (Universidade do Porto)
  • Nicoleta Cinpoes (University of Worcester)
  • Maria Del Sapio Garbero (Roma Tre University)
  • Keir Elam (University of Bologna)
  • Paola Faini (Roma Tre University)
  • Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex)
  • Helmer Helmers (University of Amsterdam)
  • Consuelo Lollobrigida (University of Arkansas Rome Center)
  • Maddalena Pennacchia (Roma Tre University)
  • Manfred Pfister (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Ramie Targoff (Brandeis University)



Summer School Director

Maddalena Pennacchia

Scientific Director

Maria Del Sapio Garbero





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