English Department Annual Shakespeare Lecture

Shakespeare, Race, and Adaptation in the 21st Century

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The GWU English department invites you to attend our Annual Shakespeare Lecture: "Shakespeare, Race, and Adaptation in the 21st Century." This Zoom event will be held on Friday, September 18 at 3pm EDT and will feature two distinguished guest speakers:

Ambereen Dadabhoy (Harvey Mudd College), "Something's Rotten in Kashmir: Postcolonial Ambivalence and the War on Terror in Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider


Joyce Green MacDonald (University of Kentucky), "Dark Ladies, Black Women: Animating Lucy Negro in Caroline Randall Williams' Lucy Negro, Redux

Space is limited so please register for this exciting event by going to our event page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-shakespeare-race-and-adaptation-in-...

*For those interested in viewing the film Haider (an adaptation of Hamlet), it is available to stream on Netflix (content warning: graphic violence and suicide). On Thursday September 17th at 7pm, the English department will also be hosting a discussion on the film and Williams' poetry (which will also be made available upon request). Please email Emily at [email protected] to take advantage of this extra opportunity. Any members of the GWU community are welcome to participate, and we especially welcomes undergraduates to join us!*