Thursday, February 9th, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Professor Katherine A. Rowe will discuss “Teaching Shakespeare in the Digital Age.” Professor Rowe started her teaching career at Yale, moving to Bryn Mawr in 1998 and serving as the chair of the English department from 2006 – 2011. Her courses include Shakespeare, Medieval to Renaissance Drama, Milton and Spenser, and her recent work has focused on the transformation of the liberal arts for a networked world. Her most recent publication is “Virtual Theater History.” In [sic] Teaching Early Modern English Literature from the Archives, which will appear in the forthcoming MLA Approaches to Teaching series.
Her topic for the February presentation was highlighted in an article in the New York Times in March, 2011 as part of the series “Humanities 2.0.” The series discussed the challenges posed and solutions found by schools and colleges in delivering “humanities courses — even Shakespeare — that are deeply influenced by a new array of powerful digital tools and vast online archives.” She has spoken frequently to a wide range of audiences on how media have caused education to evolve and last summer, received one of several $50,000 grants (with Bruce Ray Smith of the University of Southern California) to develop a portable electronic application: Mobile Shakespeare Scripts. Professor Rowe will speak at about 6 PM and then take questions; the session will end about 8 PM. There will be light refreshments.
The event will be at the home of Irena Bronstein Bonte.