“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 be held on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia (near Atlanta). It will be taught by an interdisciplinary team composed of a Project Director in English Education, a Professor of English and Shakespearean scholar, a Professor of Art, and an Associate Professor of History, supported by a consultant digital curator, an experienced theater educator, and two accomplished K-12 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). 

Dates of Institute: June 14-26, 2020
Location: Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020 (5PM EST)
Stipend: $2,100 (stipends are taxable and meant to help cover travel, room, and meals for participants)

Send inquiries about the institute to the institute director, Dr. Toby Emert, at temert@agnesscott.edu.