King John versus Magna Carta: Literary Representation from Shakespeare to Sir Walter Scott

Join us Monday, October 19, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Duane G. Meyer Library on the campus of Missouri State University for "King John versus Magna Carta: Literary Representations from Shakespeare to Sir Walter Scott" presented by Dr. James S. Baumlin, Distinguished Professor in the English Department at Missouri State University.

In the Tudor Age, John was hailed as an English patriot and Magna Carta ignored. By the Victorian Age, John was maligned as a tyrant and Magna Carta celebrated. In this talk, Baumlin examines the changing literary representations of King John and the charter that English barons compelled him to seal. This presentation is co-sponsored by the Missouri Center for the Book - Ozarks Chapter and the William Daggett Society of the MSU Libraries.