Prudence Layne named visiting fellow at Bader International Studies Institute
Prudence Layne, an assistant professor of English and coordinator of African/African-American Studies at Elon University, has been named one of four Visiting Fellows this summer at the Bader International Studies Institute at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex, England, to teach a postcolonial Shakespeare class with field studies components.
Layne’s application was selected from among more than 140 applicants from around the world who compete for the four slots, including returning faculty, who must reapply each year. Layne will teach “ The Faces and Phases of Postcolonial Shakespeare,” with field studies to Strattford-upon-Avon and the Globe Theatre in London.
The course, which runs from mid June to mid July, looks at select postcolonial Shakespearean reinterpretations from Indian, African, Israeli and Caribbean writers and explores how these cultural productions shape history, as well as how history shapes culture.
Elon students are encouraged to visit the Isabella Cannon Centre for more info on studying abroad at the Bader Institute.