Occupy the Globe: Capitalist Culture in Early Modern English Drama (NEMLA 2013)

In the fall of 2011, activists claiming to represent the 99% occupied Zuccotti Park in New York City’s financial district. The Occupy movement raised questions about the distribution of wealth in the United States and the world, the influence of money in politics, and the nature of public space in a capitalist society.

Concerns about capitalist culture expressed in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries often resonate with those expressed by 21st century activists ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
Northeast Modern Language Association
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Early Modern & Renaissance
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