Programs and Classes

Emory University Spring 2015 ENG_311- Shakespeare, Text and Performance
The World Shakespeare Project is delighted to be working with Emory students this Spring.  We have a number of special events and visitors scheduled: several days with Sir Salman Rushdie, a week with award winning documentary maker Steve Rowland, video classes with Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College in Michigan.

Emory University Maymester Course '15

The 'International Shakespeare in a New Media World' Emory University Maymester course (ENG 368WR) will combine the study of Shakespearean drama with a range of international and new media connections. Taught by Sheila Cavanagh, the course will also link electronically with faculty and students in both Morocco and India. In addition, the students are encouraged to form their own international connections with other students, faculty, relatives, or friends in any country of their choosing. Students will analyze Shakespearean texts from an international perspective, watching productions with disparate global influences, such as the Tibetan Hamlet or the Maori Merchant of Venice. As part of this study, students will discuss ways that worldwide artistic, cultural, and historical traditions are being showcased through Shakespearean performances. In India, for example, the Chou dancers and Baul singers of West Bengal seek to expand international awareness of their art through the medium of Shakespeare, while bringing Shakespearean expertise to local populations of first generation learners. Already in contact with Chou and Baul practioners in India, and benefitting from recorded materials linking Shakespeare with these arts traditions, Dr. Cavanagh enables students to discuss these topics directly with current artists via interactive electronic media.