This online series, co-hosted by Julia Lupton (UCI) and Sean Keilen (UCSC) explores the role of the Book of Psalms in Shakespeare's poetic imagery, psychological insights, and contributions to wisdom. The series consists of seven Wednesday meetings, 12:00-1:15pm PST, and is free and open to all.
Shaina Trapedo received her PhD in English at UC Irvine in 2013. She is a lecturer in English at Stern College and a resident scholar at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University. Her current book project, From Scripture to Script: The Hebrew Bible on the Early Modern Stage considers Shakespeare and his contemporaries' indebtedness to Judaism and its exegetical traditions. In her teaching and scholarship, she continues to explore the connections between literacy, cultural identity, and social engagement.