Gilbert Lecture Series

Sharon Weltman Lecture

Title: Jekyll and Hyde: Fiction, Film, and Broadway Musical

Thursday, November 3, 2022

6:00 pm - Reception
6:30 pm - Lecture

Dr. Sharon Weltman

McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall 306

Zoom Option
https://smu.zoom.us/j/96358593142?pwd=SnpNeUFpUU5sV2dEampacGIybm9PZz09

Meeting ID: 963 5859 3142
Passcode: 718263

Bio: Sharon Aronofsky Weltman is Professor and Chair of English at TCU and Belcher Visiting Fellow in Victorian Studies at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. Her research ranges across time and discipline from the Victorian author John Ruskin to the Broadway musical Sweeney Todd. A co-editor of Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Film, her publications include Victorians on Broadway: Literature, Adaptation, and the Modern American Musical, winner of the 2021 SCMLA book award (University of Virginia Press, 2020); Performing the Victorian: John Ruskin and Identity in Theater, Science, and Education (Ohio State University Press, 2007), and Ruskin’s Mythic Queen: Gender Subversion in Victorian Culture (Outstanding Academic Book, Choice magazine, Ohio State University Press, 1999). Her article “Melodrama, Purimspiel, and Jewish Emancipation” on the first Anglo-Jewish woman playwright—Elizabeth Polack—won the 2020 Nineteenth Century Studies Association Best Article Prize, and her essay “Performing Goblin Market” was named Kurt Weill Foundation Award Finalist for Best Essay on Musical Theater in 1999. In 2014, she directed the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers “Performing Dickens: Oliver Twist and Great Expectations on Page, Stage, and Screen.” She has won multiple teaching and research awards as well as grants and fellowships.