On Wednesday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m. Lauren Shohet, PhD, will deliver a lecture entitled “Othello’s iPad: Editing, Adapting, Translating.” The lecture will focus on Dr. Shohet’s work on Shakespeare’s play, Othello, in a variety of exciting contexts, including her recent task: editing the play for an iPad app. Dr. Shohet is the Luckow Family Endowed Chair and professor of literature in Villanova University’s Department of English.
The event is part of the Scholarship@Villanova series, a sequence of lectures highlighting bold publications and research from distinguished faculty members at Villanova University.
Dr. Shohet truly works on the cutting edge of her field. Focusing on topics of adaptation, materiality and the digital humanities, she often examines the relationship between form and history. These are subjects of particular relevance to Dr. Shohet, as a scholar of Shakespeare and Milton who often works in a digital context.
But her lecture will focus on more than just the digital; it will also examine Othello in translation, as a common component of high school curricula, and in the context of some of its adaptations from around the world. The lecture will illuminate the many lives of this classic play, and is sure to inspire conversation. The audience will even be invited to explore the materials Dr. Shohet helped develop for the Othello iPad app.
The event will be held in the Speaker’s Corner on Falvey Memorial Library’s first floor, and in the tradition of previous Scholarship@Villanova events, it is free and open to the public.