Thursday, January 9, 2014

Global Shakespeares Symposium, Jan. 24th and 25th

Please join us for the Global Shakespeares Symposium on Jan 24th and 25th. 

The “Global Shakespeares” symposium at George Washington University seeks to explore Shakespeare through the lenses of world markets and archives. Performances of Shakespeare in different cultural contexts are changing the ways we think about scholarship and globalization. In this symposium, practitioners and scholars will challenge audience members to approach the postnational spaces and fluid cultural locations in many global Shakespeares.

Presentations will explore the promise and perils of political articulations of cultural differences and suggest new approaches to performances in marginalized or polyglot spaces.

Featured speakers include film director Julie Taymor, actor Harry Lennix, and leading scholars in the field including Thomas Cartelli, Ayanna ThompsonAdele Seeff, Sujata Iyengar, Christy Desmet, Eric Johnson, Richard Burt, Jeffrey Butcher, Kendra LeonardAlexa Huang, and Amanda Bailey.

The event and the book exhibit are free and open to the public, but we ask that you please REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH DAY if you plan to come to both days.

  • RSVP for Friday January 24, 2014

  • RSVP for Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Symposium is co-sponsored by MEMSI, the George Washington University Digital Humanities Institute, Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Program, Department of English, and the Gelman Library.

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