Teaching Global Shakespeares -- SAMLA 2013 Special Session

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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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"Global Shakespeare" is a trendy topic in early modern scholarship, but how can we best translate it into effective teaching? What do "global" studies of Shakespeare offer a contemporary college student? What challenges does teaching Shakespeare in a global context pose for college educators, and how do we navigate them? This SAMLA special session will discuss these and other such questions. Papers might address pedagogy directly, or they might teach a given text (play, film etc.) or set of texts. Topics might include but are not limited to:

-Multicultural Shakespeare
-Shakespeare and global citizenship
-International adaptations of Shakespeare
-Shakespeare in/as world cinema
-Shakespeare and globalization
-Shakespeare and world religions
-Shakespeare and climate change
-Shakespeare and "universalism"
-Colonial/post-colonial Shakespeare
-Pedagogical experiences teaching global Shakespeares

Please send an abstract of 300 words, attached as a Word document, by May 5, 2013 to Ben Hilb (bhilb@emory.edu). The 85th annual SAMLA conference will be held November 8-10, 2013 in Atlanta, GA at the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel.