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Scholarship@Villanova / Endowed Chair Lecture: Lauren Shohet, PhD



When:

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, at 3:30 PM

Where:

Speakers' Corner

Event Description:

Please join us in Falvey Memorial Library’s Speakers’ Corner on Wednesday, Mar. 20 at 3:30 p.m. for a Scholarship@Villanova talk featuring Lauren Shohet, PhD, Luckow Family Endowed Chair and professor of literature in the Department of English. The talk is titled “Othello’s Ipad: Editing, Adapting, and Translating.” The discussion will draw on Dr. Shohet’s recent work on Shakespeare’s Othello in a variety of contexts: editing the play for an iPad app (developed by Luminary Shakespeare LLC), examining its theories of translation in scholarly articles, teaching its global adaptations, and consulting on creating an open-source (partially user-edited) digital database of Renaissance drama (based at the Folger Shakespeare Library). These projects are part of her larger current research focus on adaptation, translation, and re-mediation as questions of relationships between form and history. The talk will raise questions not only about Othello in its historical context and in our historical context, but also about such “contexts” as high school curricula, digital humanities, archives, open sources, books and digital devices. The audience is invited to interact (play) with materials developed for the iPad app, too!

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library and the Department of English, is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 6:00 PM in Room 204
 
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM in Room 207
 
Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 2:30 PM in First Floor Lounge
 

 


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