November 11, 2019

Mathur Presents Research on Shakespeare and Indian Cinema at Queen’s University, Belfast

Maya Mathur, Professor of English

Maya Mathur, Professor of English

Maya Mathur, professor of English, presented the paper, “Desiring Violas in Tim Supple’s Twelfth Night and Atul Kumar’s Piya Behrupiya,” at the conference, Women and Indian Shakespeares: Exploring Cinema, Translation, Performance. The conference was held at Queen’s University, Belfast, from 29 October – 1 November, 2019, and is the first gathering of international scholars to focus exclusively on representations of Shakespeare by Indian writers, translators, and directors from the nineteenth century to the present.

Mathur Presents on Shakespeare at MLA Conference

Maya Mathur, Associate Professor of English

Maya Mathur, Associate Professor of English

Maya Mathur, Associate Professor of English, presented the paper “Twelfth Night in Tragic and Comic Registers” for a panel on “Shakespeare and South Asian Cinema” at the 50th Annual Northeastern Modern Language Association Conference in Washington, DC. Her paper examined two cinematic adaptations of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (1601), Tim Supple’s Twelfth Night (2003) and Atul Kumar’s Piya Behrupiya (2012), that are set partially or wholly on the Indian subcontinent. In the paper, she considers the changes that both directors make to Shakespeare’s play in order to address local contexts and concerns.

 

Mathur Contributes Essay to Shakespeare Collection

Maya Mathur, Associate Professor of English and Associate Chair of the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, recently had her essay “‘I Know Thee Not, Old Man’: Using Film and Television to Teach 1 and 2 Henry IV” published in the Modern Language Association Series Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s English History Plays, edited by Laurie Ellinghausen.

UMW Hosts Eighteenth-Century Conference

The 47th Annual Conference of the East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies met at UMW on Oct. 27-29. Marie McAllister (ELC) served as 2016 Conference Chair. Program Committee members were Ben LaBreche (ELC), Betsy Lewis (MLL), Will Mackintosh (HIST), and Maya Mathur (ELC). Marie Wellington (MLL) and Richard Hansen (emeritus, ELC) served as registration volunteers. The nearly one hundred attendees hailed from institutions in Virginia and neighboring states, and from schools across the country. Events included a keynote address by Catherine Ingrassia of VCU and walking tours of Historic Fredericksburg. LaBreche and Mackintosh also presented their scholarly work at the conference, and Wellington served on the Molin Prize Committee.

The conference was supported by the Wendy Shadwell ’63 Program Endowment in British Literature, the CAS Dean’s Office, and the ELC, HISP, HIST, and MLL Departments. Special thanks to our student aides and to the many wonderful staff members from Events, Setup, Catering, Copy Center, Admissions, University Center, Parking, CAS, ELC, HISP, HIST, and MLL who contributed their knowledge and assistance.

 

Mathur Presents at Shakespeare Conference

Maya Mathur, associate professor of English and Associate Chair of the Department of English, Linguistics and Communication, presented the paper “Family Dynamics in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara” at the conference “Shakespeare and Our Times,” which was held at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., on April 14-16. Her paper examined representations of gender in Omkara, an Indian adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello.

Mathur Presents on Shakespeare and Riot

Maya Mathur, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, presented the paper “Riotous Genres” at the annual conference of the Shakespeare Association of America, which was held in New Orleans from March 24-26, 2016. Her paper was part of a seminar on “Shakespeare and Riot.”

Mathur Publishes Article on Late-Sixteenth-Century Play

Maya Mathur, associate professor of English, recently published an article entitled “Rebellion from Below: Commonwealth and Community in The Life and Death of Jack Straw.” The article appeared in Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 45.2 (May 2015): 343-365.

Mathur Presents at Shakespeare Association of America Conference

Maya Mathur, Associate Professor of English, presented the paper “‘And woe is me that any man should want’: Playing the Good Host(ess) in Arden of Faversham“on April 10 at the annual conference of the Shakespeare Association of America in St. Louis, Mo. She also attended the conference “Shakespeare and the Problem of Biography” at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. April 3-5.

Mathur Presents on Shakespeare at Sixteenth-Century Conference

Maya Mathur, associate professor of English, recently presented the paper “Romans as Cheap as Volscians: Citizens and Servingmen in Coriolanus” at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, which met in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 24-27.