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Upcoming Talks / Conferences:
January 2020: Race Before Race Symposium, Arizona State U, Tempe, AZ
April 2020: Shakespeare Association of America, Denver, CO
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Here’s some of my public scholarship:
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Project Lead and Manager, Shakespeare and the Players (2015-20)
Digital archive of 1,000 Shakespearean actor postcards from the 19th-early 20th Centuries. Showcases Shakespeare theater history between 1880s and 1910s. Collection of Dr. Harry Rusche. Coordinated redevelopment, expansion, and migration to WordPress in 2015-16.
Author, “Shakespeare in Black and White: Atlanta, 1916” for Atlanta Studies (2016).
“What is it about his work that endures, and what is it about Shakespeare that can help us better understand Atlanta as we look forward to the next one hundred years? One answer might lie a century ago in Atlanta’s history, during the last centenary celebrations of Shakespeare’s death.”
Assistant Curator, Desire & Consumption: The New World in the Age of Shakespeare (2016-17)
Andrew W. Mellon-funded internship at the Michael C. Carlos Museum for an exhibition highlighting the museum’s vast collections in indigenous American art and European works on paper, centered around Theodor de Bry’s Americae and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Led by curator Dr. Andrea McKenzie.
Assistant Curator, First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare! (2016)
Andrew Mellon internship to help design an exhibition at the Michael C. Carlos Museum which hosted Shakespeare’s First Folio on temporary loan and tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library during the Year of Shakespeare at Emory and Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary. Led by curator Dr. Andrea McKenzie.
Contributor, “GA Archive Traces Shakespeare’s Influence Through Postcards,” by Stephannie Stokes, WABE 90.1 (NPR Atlanta), (2016)
I was interviewed by NPR’s Atlanta affiliate about the Shakespeare & the Players postcard collection and the history of Shakespearean theater in the late 19th and 20th Centuries. I also talk about how Shakespeare became a household name through the sharing of these postcards on both sides of the Atlantic. Audio linked above.
Lead Curator, All The World’s an eStage: Shakespeare Postcards in a Digital Age (2016-17)
Exhibit showcasing the newly redesigned postcard and performance studies site, Shakespeare & the Players, located in and funded by the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, Robert W. Woodruff Library. Exhibit was a part of the year-long celebrations of Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary happening around the University and the world.
Speaker, “What’s In A Page?: Presenting Shakespeare’s Folios,” Stuart A. Rose Manuscript & Rare Book Library (2016)
What is Shakespeare’s First Folio, and why does it still matter? How did Shakespeare become “Shakespeare”? How did a nearly 400-year-old book come to be valued at over $1 million? Watch this video to see!