New Summer Course: Shakespeare on Film

Shakespeare on Film, summer 2021Take a course this summer, learn to analyze films, and fulfill the Writing-in-the-Disciplines (WID) requirements! 

Professor Alexa Alice Joubin is offering ENGLISH 3440W Shakespeare on Film in the first summer session (May 17 – June 23, 2021). See the course catalogue


  • Films by people of color, women, and  disability / LGTBTQ-identified actors
  • Relevance to our contemporary cultural life


Through the lenses of social justice, critical race and gender theories, this course examines cinematic representations of Shakespeare’s Roman plays, histories, tragedies, and comedies, with a focus on the themes of race, gender, sexuality, class, and colonialism. 

In particular, we will focus on racialized bodies, performance of gender and sexuality, disability narratives, feminist interventions, religious fault lines, class struggle, and intersectional identities. Collectively we will reflect on our embodied vulnerability.

Themes — 

Race, gender, sexuality, colonialism

Key components of Shakespeare’s plays

Essential tools for enjoying the plays as films

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