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The Bard in the Borderlands: Race, Language and Coloniality
This roundtable conversation brings together five scholars actively working at the intersections of Shakespeare and borderland studies. Building on the momentum created by artistic, pedagogical and scholarly communities en la frontera, they explore the innovative ways Chicanx and Indigenous writers and theatermakers are translating and transforming the works of William Shakespeare to think about the long histories and present realities of colonialism, immigration and discrimination in the U.S.–Mexico borderlands. As they highlight the contours of this emerging field, the discussants will address the role of Shakespeare in the region, recent works of borderlands Shakespeare appropriation, language politics, racial formation and decolonial and antiracist methodologies for teaching, performance and scholarship.
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This event, as with all ACMRS digital events, will be live closed-captioned.
Learn more about the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies here. To read more about the event speakers, please visit the ASU Events page.