Featured Project: Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling

SUMMER 2021: Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), “Shakespeare and Digital Storytelling” is a new two-week summer institute for 25 English teachers of grades 9-12. The theme of “translation,” as a means to contextualize Shakespeare’s art and to construct contemporary meaning, underpins the institute, which will offered virtually. It will be taught by an interdisciplinary team of scholars and high school teachers. The institute will guide participants in an in-depth study of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet, exploring the plays’ folk and fairy tales roots as well as 21st-century approaches to teaching Shakespeare, including digital storytelling (DST). (The institute was originally scheduled for summer 2020, but it has been postponed until summer 2021.)