Lecture by Prof. Julian Mark Lamb on Shakespeare and Skepticism
At 14:00 on October 31, 2017, Julian Mark Lamb, Associate Professor of Faculty of Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong, successfully concluded the lecture on "Shakespeare and Skepticism" at the Wenke Building, School of Foreign Languages, Shenzhen University. Set by the leaders of our school, the lecture was a riotous affair enlivened by active exchanges and interactions between a crowd of students and teachers present.
With a light touch of humor, Professor Julian Mark Lamb juiced up the lecture and provided a lens through which to view Shakespeare's works, especially Shakespeare's works which are difficult to understand but influential. Taking Hamlet and Othello as examples, he focused on the analysis of Shakespeare's tragic works, and introduced one of the core concepts of this lecture: skepticism. According to him, it is owing to disbelief in the sincerity of people around that the protagonists in both works end up in a deep abyss of doubt and isolation. The whole lecture was animated, guided by professor's thought-provoking speech, interspersed with a stream of questions and personal interpretations of students and teachers during the interactive session.
Finally, Dean of our school made a wrap-up speech, expressing heartfelt thanks to Associate Professor Julian Mark Lamb on behalf of the students and faculty.