For those of you who haven't heard the exciting news, Professor Ayanna Thompson is being considered for a position in the GW English department starting Fall 2013. Professor Thompson is currently a professor at Arizona State University and she specializes in Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama, and issues of race and performance. She has authored two books, Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America and Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage, in addition to numerous other important essays.
Professor Thompson will be visiting our campus on Monday, November 26 and is scheduled to give a talk, "Interdisciplinary Shakespeare," at 6.15-7.45 PM, in Rome Hall 771. She will also be in the student lounge at 10:30AM on that day and will be available to meet and talk with graduate students.
Stay tuned for more details about Professor Thompson's visit, but be sure to mark your calendars for November 26th!