Pre-Colloquium Event

February 19, 2019
Back When Shakespeare Was Black:
A Panel Discussion on Teaching Race
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March 26-28, 2019

Tuesday, March 26

7:00-8:30: Othello on Film (2015)

Q&A with Iqbal Khan, Theater Director

Moderator: Michael Witmore, Folger Shakespeare Library
Location: Landis Theater, Buck Hall

Wednesday, March 27

4:10-5:30: Panel: Teaching Race: Changing Tradition

Welcome: Christopher Phillips, Lafayette College

Patricia Akhimie, Rutgers University-Newark
“Cultivating Expertise: Glossing Shakespeare and Race”

Dennis Britton, University of New Hampshire
“Race and Periodization in the ‘Regular’ Shakespeare Course”

Moderator: Kim F. Hall, Barnard College
Location: Gendebien Room, Skillman Library

7:30-8:30: Keynote Lecture

 Ruben Espinosa, University of Texas at El Paso
“Shakespeare’s Illegitimate Bodies”

Chair: Peter Erickson, Northwestern University
Location: Oechsle 224

Thursday, March 28

12:15-1:30: Panel: Reports from the Lafayette Classroom: Faculty and Students

Patricia Donahue, Department of English and Students
“A Titus Playlist”

Moderator: Tracie Addy, Director, Center for the Integration of Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Location: Gendebien Room, Skillman Library

4:15-5:30: Panel: Innovations in Teaching Shakespeare and Race

Jonathan Burton, Whittier College
“Sprezzatura and Swagger”

Laura Turchi, University of Houston
“Learning to Teach English Language Arts: The Mandates for Literacy, The Desire for Cultural Responsiveness, and The Place of Shakespeare”

Moderator: Ayanna Thompson, Arizona State University
Location: Gendebien Room, Skillman Library

6:30-7:00 Reception

Location: Kirby Hall of Civil Rights lobby

7:00-8:00: Presidential Lecture

Welcome: Alison Byerly, President, Lafayette College

Iqbal Khan, Theater Director
“Shakespeare’s Race: A Personal Reflection”

Chair: Ian Smith, Lafayette College
Location: Kirby Hall of Civil Rights 104