Professor speaks on ‘Shakespeare in Japan’

2011 International Studies LLC Series For immediate release: Feb. 25, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Todd Borlik, assistant professor of English at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, will lecture on the presentation of Shakespeare’s plays in Japan on Tuesday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in Columbia Hall, room 119. The lecture, “Shakespeare in Japan: An Extravagant Stranger,” is the third in the spring 2011 International Studies Living and Learning Community Lecture Series.

During the talk, which is open to the public free of charge, Borlik will focus on the challenges that the Japanese face in interpreting and adapting Shakespeare’s works in their culture, based on his research into how Shakespeare’s works are received internationally.

Borlik teaches courses in Shakespeare and English literature at BU. In addition to Shakespeare, he has researched science and magic, and theater and film. His first book, “Ecocriticism and Early Modern English Literature: Green Pastures,” was published recently.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.