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Digital Shakespeare and the Problem of Accessibility

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Digital Shakespeare and the Problem of Accessibility
February 28, 2017 4:30 pm
February 28, 2017 6:30 pm
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Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 126 Voorhies

The event features two scholar-makers whose projects tackle the challenge of making Shakespeare accessible to diverse audiences.

Eric Johnson is the Director of Digital Access at the Folger Shakespeare Library, where he heads the Digital Media and Publications division. He manages the Folger’s various digital initiatives, and oversees the journal Shakespeare Quarterly and the Folger Editions series of Shakespeare’s complete works. He is the creator of Open Source Shakespeare, one of the most widely-used sites of its kind. Before arriving at the Folger, he developed successful online initiatives for a wide variety of public- and private-sector organizations.

Peter Novak is a professor and founding member of the Performing Arts and Social Justice program at the University of San Francisco. He completed his doctorate in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama and is currently the Director of the ASL Shakespeare Project www.aslshakespeare.com that helps bring Shakespeare to deaf and hard of hearing audiences and performers. As the former Vice Provost of Student Life at USF, he developed a national curriculum on substance abuse and sexual assault prevention used in over 700 universities around the country.

This event is sponsored by the Davis Humanities Institute, the Theatre and Dance Department, the English Department, the Performance Studies Graduate Group & the Cultural Studies Graduate Group

For more information please contact: Gina Bloom, gbloom@ucdavis.edu

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