gwdh17short-001Welcome to the 2017gwdh17short-002
GW Digital Humanities Institute Symposium:
Global Chaucer and Shakespeare in a Digital World

Saturday, 4 February 2017
10:00 am – 5:30 pm

National Churchill Library and Center
Gelman Library, First Floor
The George Washington University
2130 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20052

FREE and open to the public!
(Please REGISTER via this link so we know how many people to expect.)

Twitter hashtag: #GWDH17

Chaucer and Shakespeare, the global literary icons, play a major role in the digital world. This cross-disciplinary symposium puts the legacies of Chaucer and Shakespeare in conversation with each other. Speakers will explore the intersections and connections between the afterlives of Chaucer and Shakespeare in world cultures.

Featured Speaker: José Francisco Botelho, award-winning translator and poet
(Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Other participants: Candace Barrington (Central Connecticut State), Jill Bradbury (Gallaudet), Laura Estill (Texas A&M), Alexa Huang (George Washington), Jonathan Hsy (George Washington), Carol Robinson (Kent State at Trumball), Michael Saenger (Southwestern), Mike Shea (Southern Connecticut State), Mercedes de la Torre and Carlos Drocchi (Fundación Shakespeare Argentina), Eve Salisbury (Western Michigan), Sam Yates (George Washington), Katherine Schaap Williams (NYU Abu Dhabi)

With an intermission show “Snape vs Branagh” by Michael Saenger

Organized and sponsored by the GW Digital Humanities Institute



[PDF and Word doc versions of the conference poster are forthcoming.]

Gelman Library has a wheelchair accessible front entrance and live ASL interpretation has been arranged for the entire duration of the event.

For more information:
GW Digital Humanities Institute
801 – 22nd Street NW, Phillips 643
Washington, DC 20052

Email: jhsy [at] gwu [dot] edu