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Research Focus Group Welcome Meeting One: What Is a Shakespeare?: Shakespeare and Global Media

Zoom

Come join us for our first meeting of the IHC-sponsored Research Focus Group “What is a Shakespeare?” This will be the first of two welcome meetings we are hosting for the group (in order to cover more scheduling needs). The second meeting will be Thursday, October 7th at 11am PST (more info here). “What Is a Shakespeare?: Shakespeare and Global Media” is an interdisciplinary group of graduate students and faculty focused on investigating the notion ...

Research Focus Group Welcome Meeting Two: What Is a Shakespeare?: Shakespeare and Global Media

Zoom

Come join us for our second meeting of the IHC-sponsored Research Focus Group “What is a Shakespeare?” This will be the second of two welcome meetings we are hosting for the group (in order to cover more scheduling needs). “What Is a Shakespeare?: Shakespeare and Global Media” is an interdisciplinary group of graduate students and faculty focused on investigating the notion of "global Shakespeare." We are interested in understanding both the ways that Shakespeare has ...

Research Focus Group Chalk Talk: Moving Beyond One Dimensional Shakespeare in the Classroom

Zoom

Students often shy away from Shakespeare in their classes, but educators can also get nervous about teaching the Bard! Our goal for our pedagogical discussion is to reflect on our own experiences learning about and teaching Shakespeare in the classroom and how we can enhance our future teaching practices, particularly through the lens of utilizing global media and socio-culturally aware pedagogy. We will provide links to optional pre-event resources after registration, but we invite everyone ...

Research Focus Group Workshop: Works-in-Progress Series: Developing an Archive

Zoom

In our first Works-in-Progress workshop, we will discuss various strategies and resources for developing archives related to Shakespeare and Global Media. This will include cultivating a multimedia bibliography that extends to potential source texts, critical works, and theoretical approaches, as well as developing questions and frameworks that interrogate established modes of scholarly production. We will consider questions like: What does it mean to do "global Shakespeare"? What methods and approaches push the boundaries of scholarship? ...

Research Focus Group Meeting: Film Discussion of Noh Macbeth

Zoom

Come join the What is a Shakespeare?: Shakespeare and Global Media Research Focus Group as we discuss Noh Macbeth, a 2006 Japanese adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. All are welcome! Please watch the film in advance of the discussion. The film can be accessed for free via the MIT Global Shakespeare archive here: https://globalshakespeares.mit.edu/noh-macbeth-izumi-noriko-2006/ Register to attend for Zoom link Image: Noh Macbeth Sponsored by the IHC's What Is a Shakespeare?: Shakespeare and Global Media Research Focus ...

Research Focus Group Workshop: Shakespeare and Global Media Works in Progress Event #2

Zoom

In our second Works-in-Progress workshop, we will discuss various strategies and resources for conducting archival work, receiving funding, and getting involved in larger scholarly activities (such as conferences, journals, and symposia) related to Shakespeare and Global Media. We will build on our previous work of cultivating a multimedia bibliography, as well as developing questions and frameworks that interrogate established modes of scholarly production. We will consider questions like: What does it mean to do “global ...

Research Focus Group Discussion: Chalk Talk Revisited

Zoom

After the success of our first Chalk Talk this past fall, the What Is a Shakespeare?: Shakespeare and Global Media RFG is hosting “Chalk Talk Revisited.” Even if you weren’t able to make our first event, we welcome everyone to join us from any discipline as we continue our discussions about cultivating socio-culturally aware pedagogy and global media in the classroom. Whether you are a veteran Shakespearean or a first-timer to teaching the Bard, we ...

Research Focus Group Discussion: Bolstering the Bard: Pedagogy and Performance Beyond UCSB

Zoom

This pedagogy event centers on an invited panel of knowledgeable actors, directors, dramaturgs, and educators to discuss experiences in conveying Shakespearean material to students and/or audiences with varying degrees of knowledge of the Bard, how to expand our methodologies as scholars, teachers, and/or artists to promote inclusivity, and how media/technology in various forms (film, social media, Zoom, etc.) can be utilized to help with these goals. The conversation will begin with introductions and a few ...

Research Focus Group Discussion: Global Adaptations: Throne of Blood

Zoom

This discussion will focus on Akira Kurosawa's 1957 film, Throne of Blood, as a key twentieth-century film and as an adaption of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Discussion will be centered around a number of key critical questions, such as: What does Kurosawa bring to Shakespeare? How can we understand this as part of a larger history of Shakespeare and adaptation? How has this film been influenced by and subsequently influenced global cinema and global Shakespeare? What are ...

Conference: Global Snapshot: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Media, Performativity, and Global Communities

Zoom

Many scholars have questioned what the rise of globalization, facilitated through new forms of technology, could mean for our ability to study and reach larger audiences. While some media practitioners and researchers have struggled to keep pace, changes to global technologies also present the benefits of accessibility and creativity. Due to the impacts of Covid-19, global media has become an ever more vital avenue for continuing typical social practices in scholarship and artistic endeavors like ...