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Carleton’s Schuster Lectureship Discusses “Censorship and Cultural Sensibility”

January 10, 2014
By Scarlet Park '16

The Carleton College Department of English will present its 2014 Schuster Lectureship on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. The lecture, entitled “Censorship and Cultural Sensibility,” will be presented by Debora Shuger, Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Los Angeles. This event is free and open to the public. 

Shuger will speak on material related to her book of the same title, Censorship & Cultural Sensibility: The Regulation of Language in Tudor-Stuart England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006), which focuses on differences between English and European concepts of censorship, tracing these back to readings of Roman civil law. The book has been called, “An extremely impressive book, brimming with ideas and erudition, and putting forward an innovative and challenging interpretation which should be of interest to lawyers as well as literary and social historians" (Journal of Law and Society). 

Shuger is a renowned literary historian and scholar who studies early modern, Renaissance, late 16th- and 17th century England. She is the author of many respected books, including Censorship & Cultural Sensibility: The Regulation of Language in Tudor-Stuart Englandand Political Theologies in Shakespeare's England

Shuger has been a resident fellow at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, the National Humanities Center, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, as well as a recipient of Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, Huntington Library Mellon Foundation Fellowship, and UC President's fellowships. She is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

This event is supported by the Schuster Lectureship, established in 1986 through the generosity of Carleton alumni Margaret ’38 and Fred ‘35’ Schuster of Rochester, Minnesota. This lectureship has enabled the Carleton English Department to host many distinguished visitors, such as Richard Helgerson, Northrop Frye, Barbara Johnson, and many more.

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Department of English. For more information about this event, including disability accommodations, contact the Carleton College English Department at (507) 222-4322. The Gould Library can be found on the Carleton Campus map at