Stephen Greenblatt recently served as a keynote speaker, with Mark Burnett of Queen’s University, at the First International Conference on Shakespeare in Iran. The event was held at the University of Tehran and explored topics such as Shakespeare in education, Shakespeare and political discourse, and Shakespeare and adaptation.

“Being the first specialized seminar on Shakespeare in Iran, this conference aims to attract the attention of Shakespeare scholars and readers from different countries to exchange professional ideas and give critical comments on the diversity, versatility, global facet of Shakespeare,” said conference organizers. “The popularity of his plays in today’s world, bespeaks of the fact that Shakespeare’s’ works have broken cultural and geographical barriers.”

Professor Greenblatt fulfilled a professional and personal dream by visiting Iran, and spoke about such in his keynote address. For more information on the conference visit the conference website.