Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies Symposium on "The Future of Teaching Shakespeare"

Location and Lodging

The symposium will be held at the Hotel Capstone on The University of Alabama's campus. Additionally, a special group rate has been arranged with Hotel Capstone for participants attending the Strode Symposium. The deadline for making reservations under the group rate is January 21st, 2020. Click here to book your hotel room online or you can make a reservation by calling the from desk at 205-752-3200. Be sure to mention the group code UAC221Z20 when making your reservation to receive the discounted rate.  Click here for directions to Hotel Capstone.


Parking at Hotel Capstone is free.


Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is Alabama's largest airport serving the Greater Birmingham area, including Tuscaloosa. It is home to four major airlines, servicing over 100 daily flights to 25 cities for more than 2.6 million passengers each year: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. The airport is a 60 minute drive from The University of Alabama.

Birmingham Door to Door and Scuttle Shuttle, LLC are companies that transport individuals from the airport to their destination and back. Call to schedule a pick-up time/place and drop-off time/place. They will ask if this is a one-way trip or a round trip. Have credit card information ready to pay over the phone, payment will be scheduled a few days before the pick-up date. Prices may vary. 

Birmingham Door To Door can be reached by calling 205-591-5550 or  

Scuttle Shuttle, LLC can be reached by calling 205-471-7433 or 


Attendance at the Symposium is free, but registration is required. Click here to register!

Request for Accommodations

The University of Alabama is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Requests for accommodations of physical and/or dietary needs should be made at least 30 calendar days in advance of the program date. Please email your requests to


For more information, please contact Tomeika Rouse at or 205-348-0356 or Sea Talantis at or 205-348-3014.


Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies

A privately endowed program named for a longtime faculty member, the Strode Program promotes the study of early modern British literature and culture from Skelton to Milton.

The endowment provides for symposia and lectures by distinguished scholars and financial support for graduate study at The University of Alabama.

The intellectual work and educational activities sponsored by the Strode Program, from fellowships to lecture series, from the Strode Seminar to summer research awards, converge upon a single focus: the graduate student.

To find out more about the Strode Program or the Department of English at The University of Alabama, please visit