Alexa Alice Joubin gave a TED-style plenary presentation on “Global Change through Shakespeare” during the Fulbright Association’s 42nd Annual Conference and Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., at 9:15 am on Saturday, October 26
When history is held hostage by politics, when human rights are violated, story-telling helps restore dignity to what it means to be human. When William Shakespeare’s plays move through different cultures, they reveal unexamined assumptions about human nature and tell surprising stories about globalization.
Alexa Alice Joubin teaches in the Department of English at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she co-founded the Digital Humanities Institute. At MIT, she is co-founder and co-director of the open access MIT Global Shakespeares digital performance archive.