julia lupton hosts knowing by nursing: shakespearean performances of care at the uc irvine school of nursing center for nursing philosophyThe UC Irvine Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Center for Nursing Philosophy  and the UCI New Swan Shakespeare Center co-sponsored “Knowing by Nursing: Shakespearean Performances of Care,” a virtual webinar panel presentation, on Jan. 20, 2022.

Julia Lupton, professor of English and co-director of the New Swan Shakespeare Center, was the featured presenter.

In her talk, Lupton created a multimedia experience that examined several scenes in Shakespeare in which nursing becomes a way of knowing in order to pose larger questions, such as “What can Shakespeare teach us about practices of care?” and “How are Shakespeare’s plays themselves acts of healing?”

The event was moderated by Center for Nursing Philosophy Director and Associate Professor Miriam Bender. There were 110 registrants from UCI and beyond who asked thought-provoking questions addressing nursing contexts and characters in Shakespeare’s works.

One panelist noted the need for “similar bridging talks” across multiple disciplines, highlighting the creativity made possible when engaging scholarship through a multidisciplinary lens.

About Julia Lupton

Lupton is the author or co-author of five books on Shakespeare, including Shakespeare Dwelling: Designs for the Theater of Life. She is a former Guggenheim Fellow and a former Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America. She is an award-winning teacher who runs reading groups and seminars for the community.

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