Professor Spotlight: Alexa Alice Joubin


Dr. Alexa Alice Joubin, professor of English and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at George Washington University, and founding co-director of the Digital Humanities Institute, has recently completed her latest work; Shakespeare & East Asia. This book is part of Oxford University Press’s Oxford Shakespeare Topics Series, and in it you’ll learn about Korean transgender cinema, East Asian feminism, how actors reposition their racialized bodies in the story, and how Akira Kurosawa’s films influenced Steven Spielberg’s and George Lucas’s works, including the Star Wars. The fascinating case studies show deep connections between Asian and Western performance traditions. Bringing film and theatre studies together, this book sheds new light on the two major genres in a comparative context and reveals deep connections among Asian and Anglophone performances. Join Professor Joubin for her book launch on February 19th. There will be a free book giveaway for one lucky participant in the Q&A portion of the event. 

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