“Hamlet’s Earworms”

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities will host a Faculty Work-in-Progress lecture by Maggie Vinter, associate professor in the Department of English, Thursday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Clark Hall, Room 206.

In her talk, titled “Hamlet’s Earworms,” Vinter will explore earworms and other sonic echoes in Hamlet. Outside the world of the play, earworms from Hamlet continue to replicate as the various quotes that maintain cultural significance detached from the plot. The behavior of these fragments inside and outside the play allow individuals to consider the importance of automatic memory and reflexive, involuntary bodily responses to creating and consuming literature.

A pre-lecture reception will begin at 4:15 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested and available online.