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Kim Waters, doctoral candidate in the Linguistics Department, served as co-moderator of two events, with Dr. Sujata Iyengar of UGA’s English Department, in the November conference, Scenes in the Other’s Language / Scénes dans la langue de l’autre. The conference explored appropriation of Shakespeare in non-Anglo cultures, and was co-hosted by UGA and the University of Toulouse. The first event, Mama Day and The Tempest –Magical Language: Gloria Naylor, Shakespeare, and the Barrier Islands, was held at the ACC Public Library. In the second, Kim introduced a public screening of Daughters of the Dust, a film based on historical events at Igbo Landing, St. Simon’s Island, Georgia and lead a Q&A session after the film. She served also as advisor for the University of Toulouse advance team visit to Sapelo Island in Spring 2018.

For more information on the conference, see the links below.

https://lpomerle.wixsite.com/otherslanguage2018
 

http://www.athenslibrary.org/athens/5700-magical-language-w-scenes-from-the-other-s-language
 

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