Distinguished Professor, Fordham Alum, Speaks on Shakespeare


"Shakespeare, Tyrannicide, and the Papal Deposing Power" a lecture by Arthur Marotti was held on October 22 at the Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University.

Although he is a highly distinguished scholar who has lectured all over the world, Professor Arthur Marotti, now Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Wayne State,  had not returned to the Rose Hill campus since he was graduated from FCRH in 1961.  The English Department, in collaboration with the Comparative Literature program and the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies,  was delighted to invite him back on October 22, 2013. His visit included participation in two undergraduate classes,  a tour of the campus, and a lively lunch with about ten graduate students. The culmination of his return was his lecture, attended by about seventy people, on “Shakespeare, Tyrannicide, and the Papal Deposing Power.”

Arthur Marotti is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Wayne State University, and author of Religious Ideology and Cultural Fantasy:  Catholic and Anti-Catholic Discourses in Early Modern England  (University of Notre Dame Press, 2005); Manuscript, Print, and the English Renaissance Lyric (Cornell University Press, 1995); and John Donne, Coterie Poet (University of Wisconsin Press, 1986).