In addition to this lecture, Michael Allen will lead a seminar on Saturday, February 27, entitled “Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale.” For more information on this seminar, please visit the event page.
This lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Light refreshments will be provided.
Michael Allen is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Allen’s teaching focus is the range of English literature from the Anglo-Saxons to Milton, and especially Chaucer and Shakespeare. His research focuses on the philosophical, theological, magical, and mythological issues explored by the fifteenth century Italian Platonists Marsilio Ficino and Pico della Mirandola. Professor Allen is also an adjunct member of UCLA’s Department of Italian. Most recently, Professor Allen was the recipient of the Renaissance Society of America’s Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.