Friday, February 27, 2009

Nericcio's Commitment to Drama

UPDATED; elements of this post originally appeared, August 27, 2008

A quick glance at SDSU English and Comparative Literature department chair and Professor Nericcio's blog will clearly illustrate his profound interest in drama and film. That he gets to share this passion occasionally with the likes of Sir Anthony Hopkins, whom he met by chance while on vacation in Los Angeles, only heightens his authority on the subject of film. Nericcio explains, "One of the things I am trying to do as Chair of English and Comparative Literature at SDSU is to enhance our department's offerings in the study of drama. I discussed these initiatives with Anthony Hopkins in LA; he was both polite and indulgent." Nericcio continues, "in our Fall 2009 schedule, Shakespeare scholar and drama theater profe extraordinaire, D. J. Hopkins (no relation to Anthony, save for his love of Chianti!) will be teaching a class called KILL WILL, a film studies/literature class focused on everyone's favorite bard, William Shakespeare." Sharing professors is just part of a developing series of collaborations between the School of Theatre at SDSU and the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

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