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

February 21-22, 2020
Hotel Capstone, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

 

Friday, February 21st:


8:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 AM - Welcome

9:15 - 10:45 AM - Panel: Shakespeare Beyond the English Major

Chair: Natalie Loper

  • Emma Katherine Atwood, University of Montevallo
    • Interdisciplinary Shakespeare and the Public Liberal Arts

  • Kelly M. Neil, Spartanburg Methodist College
    • Using Affective Learning to Teach Shakespeare in the General Education Classroom

  • M. Tyler Sasser, The University of Alabama
    • Contemporary Pedagogy on Shakespeare

10:45 - 11:00 AM - Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Keynote - Bracing for Impact: Shakespeare, Service Learning, Community

  • Matthew C. Hansen, Boise State University

12:00 - 1:30 PM - Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 PM - Keynote/Workshop - Teaching Global Shakespeare and Non-Linear Thinking through Digital Humanities

  • Alexa Alice Joubin, George Washington University

2:30 - 3:00 PM - Coffee Break, sponsored by UA Press

3:00 - 4:30 PM - Panel: Race and Diversity in the Shakespeare Classroom

Chair: Nicholas Helms

  • Alicia Andrzejewski, William and Mary
    • "Forbidden Acts": Teaching Sex, Race, and Queer Family Formations in Titus Andronicus

  • David Sterling Brown, Binghamton University, SUNY
    • Getting in My Way: Race, White Centrality and Shakespeare Studies

  • Ruben Espinosa, University of Texas at El Paso
    • A Darker Shade of Shakespeare


5:30 PM - Reception at the Cultural Arts Center

7:30 PM - Improbable Fictions performance at the Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, February 22nd:


8:00 - 8:45 AM - Breakfast

8:45 - 9:30 AM - The What and How of Teaching Shakespeare: Explanation and Demonstration

  • Peggy O'Brien, Folger Shakespeare Library

9:30 - 9:45 AM - Coffee Break

9:45 - 11:15 AM - Panel: Shakespeare, Pedagogy, and the Future of the Humanities

Chair: Cordelia Ross

  • Hillary Eklund, Loyola University New Orleans
    • Is Shakespeare Relevant?: Socially Responsive Teaching in a Time of Institutional Change

  • Jen Feather, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    • "rumor in ambiguo est": Henry V, Ovid, and the Future of the Humanities

  • Sujata Iyengar, University of Georgia
    • Peter Frase's Four Futures, Malka Older's Infomocracy, and Some Possible Post-capitalist Prospects for the Humanities


11:15 - 11:30 AM - Coffee Break

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Concluding Group Discussion: Is There a Future Teaching Shakespeare?

12:15 - 1:15 PM - Box Lunch To Go