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Lloyd Davis
Lloyd Davis

The University of Queensland created this Visiting Professorship for leading Shakespeare scholars in 2006, in memory of Associate Professor Lloyd Davis (School of English, Media Studies, and Art History), who died in 2005.

In announcing the Visiting Professorship in 2005, then UQ Vice Chancellor Professor Hay, AC, said “UQ is committed to the long-term expansion of Shakespeare studies, to build on our international reputation for excellence and the momentum of next year's events. The Lloyd Davis Memorial Visiting Professorship will bring one major world scholar to UQ each year, beginning in 2006, to teach and share their scholarship with our own Shakespeareans.” 

Lloyd Davis and Professor Richard Fotheringham secured the VIII World Shakespeare Congress held at Brisbane City Hall in July, 2006 for Brisbane and The University of Queensland.

Click here for details on how to become a supporter of the Lloyd Davis Memorial Visiting Professorship.

Lloyd Davis Memorial Visiting Professors:

2014: Professor Gil Harris, The George Washington University/Ashoka University
2013: Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare's Globe
2012: Professor Tom Bishop, University of Auckland
2011: Professor Richard Strier, University of Chicago
2010: Professor Lars Engle, University of Tulsa
2009: Professor Julie Sanders, University of Nottingham
2008: Professor Gordon McMullen, Professor of English, Kings College London
2007: Dr Paul Prescott, University of Warwick
2006: Professor Peter Donaldson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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