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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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400 Years Later: Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and Early America

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
7:00 p.m.

William Carroll, Professor of English

November 2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the first performance of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. Wrap up the month of celebration with William Carroll, Professor of English in the College of Arts & Sciences and Shakespearean scholar, as he leads a discussion on the manuscript and its influence in early American culture.

Join Carroll as he discusses the play and its construction and reflects on how the play has been staged and filmed in contemporary society.