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California Lecture:
Dr. Michael Mack on Shakespeare

Friday, November 8, 2019, 07:00pm

Dr. Michael MackDr. Michael Mack
Associate Professor
Department of English
The Catholic University of America

Dr. Michael Mack specializes in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature, and his research interests include Shakespeare, sixteenth and seventeenth-century English poetry, and Renaissance poetic theory.

Dr. Mack has published a study of Sir Philip Sidney’s Apology for Poetry and he is currently working on a book provisionally titled Shakespeare and the Human Condition. He regularly teaches Shakespeare at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses, including a two-course humanities sequence that he designed, “Classics in Conversation” and “Classics in the Christian Tradition.”
Dr. Mack has served as Director of The Catholic University Honors Program, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. He previously served as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the English department, and he is now filling in for Dr. Gregory as Director of Graduate Studies. He has served on the Central Executive Committee of the Folger Institute and on the Advisory Board for the journal Moreana. He is currently on the Advisory Board for Sophia Press and on the Editorial Committee for CUA Press. He also once served as the assistant coach for The Catholic University men’s tennis team.
Michael Mack received his A.B. from Harvard University, where his concentration was Economics, and his Ph.D. in English from Columbia University. He has been at CUA since 1997.


Part of the St. Vincent de Paul Lecture and Concert Series, endowed by Barbara and Paul Henkels. Open to alumni and friends of the College, free of charge, in St. Cecilia Hall.