On February 4, 2017, the GW Digital Humanities Symposium entitled Global Chaucer and Shakespeare in a Digital World was held at the National Churchill Library & Center in Gelman Library. Co-sponsored by the GW Digital Humanities Institute and the Department of English, this international event (including presenters from across the US as well as Argentina, Abu Dhabi, and Brazil) explored the global legacy of literary icons Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare in contemporary culture and digital media. The featured speaker was award-winning translator José Francisco Botelho who addressed the intricacies of translating Chaucer and Shakespeare into Brazilian Portuguese.
Thank you to everyone who made this symposium a success! We extend our sincere appreciation to DH Graduate Assistants Haylie Swenson and Gabrielle Bychowski for handling so many of the logistics for the event.
More information about this symposium:
- Official event website (with links to the program, presenter bios, and presentation abstracts)
- Archive of live-tweets during the event itself (compiled by Jonathan Hsy; includes all tweets using the official #GWDH17 hashtag)
- Overview of the event (by Catherine Kushan, published on the GW English blog)
- Reflections on the symposium (by DH Graduate Assistant Gabrielle Bychowski on her blog Transliterature)