athenaeum_small_buttonWinona State University English graduate student Daniel S. Skoglund will present “The Exploitation of Disability in Dramatic Works: From Shakespeare to Seinfeld” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, on the second floor of the Darrell W. Krueger Library.

Skoglund will assess how the authors of dramatic works employ disability to induce humor, pity and fear. He will trace this technique from the medieval and early modern dramatic works of writers like Shakespeare, to postmodern works like Seinfeld.

All WSU Athenaeum Series events are free and open to the public.

The Athenaeum hosts events that explore and enhance the intellectual life of the University and the region through lectures, readings, performances, discussions and other events. By bringing together scholars, performers, students and community members for intellectual discussion and the sharing of cultural experiences, the Athenaeum reflects the importance the University places on the humanities, the arts and the sciences.

For more information about the Athenaeum Series or event descriptions, call Allison Quam at 507-457-2644, email or visit


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