Member Book, Joubin, Shakespeare and East Asia

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I am pleased to announce the publication of my book, Shakespeare and East Asiaby Oxford University Press. 

Alexa Alice Joubin, Shakespeare and East Asia, Oxford University Press, 2021; 272 pages, ISBN: 9780198703563

How did Akira Kurosawa’s films influence Steven Spielberg's and George Lucas’s works, including the Star Wars? How do actors reposition their racialized bodies on stage and on screen? How do Korean transgender cinema and East Asian feminism transform gender identities in Shakespeare? Bringing film and theatre studies together, I examine the two major genres in a comparative context and reveals deep connections among Asian and Anglophone performances.


There will be a book launch at 5 pm UK time (12 pm US eastern time) on Friday February 5; free and open to the public. 

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There will be a book giveaway.

Speaker: Alexa Alice Joubin, Professor of English, Theatre, International Affairs, Women’s Studies, and East Asian Languages and Cultures; Co-director of the Digital Humanities Institute, George Washington University, USA

Moderator: Mark Thornton Burnett, Trustee and Director, British Shakespeare Association; Professor of English, Queen's University, Belfast, UK