Alexa teaches Shakespeare, performance, film, literary theory and globalization studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her teaching and publications are unified by a commitment to understanding the mobility of early modern and postmodern cultures in their literary, performative, and digital forms of expression.


Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Stanford University


MIT Global Shakespeares open-access digital video archive, http://globalshakespeares.mit.edu/

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

2018 MLA Presidential Themed session 54. The Ethics of Progressive Shakespeare. Sheraton Times Square. Room: Sutton Place. 1:45-3:00 pm January 4.
1. The Ethics of Digital Publication and Global Shakespeare Studies, Laura Estill 2. Global Shakespeare, Dramatic Form, and the Ethics of ‘Progress’, Katherine Schaap Williams 3. Ethics of Global Shakespeare Pedagogy, Ema Vyroubalova 4. How to Read a (Digital) Shakespeare Play, Elizabeth Pentland Presiding:   Alexa Alice Joubin  
2018 MLA session 151. Four Hundred Years of King Lear: Sources and Performance.  Chaired by Eric Rassmusen and organized by the Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare. Sheraton Times Square: Riverside Ballroom. 5:15-6:30 pm, January 4.
            Celebrating the publication of the Richard Knowles’s landmark edition of the New Variorum King Lear, the panel will engage the reception history of the play over the last four centuries: beginning with the original source material (Douglas Bruster), to early adaptations (Richard Strier), to the play’s reception by major philosophers (Bruce Krajewski), to its performance history in the theatre (Scott O’Neil), in new media (Alexa Alice Joubin), and in the Arab world (Madiha Hannachi).
  Power of the Arts: From Propaganda to Free Speech. May 2, 2017, 7 pm in Brooklyn, NY
“Part of Shakespeare Lives and in partnership with PEN America World Voices Festival 2017, Index on Censorship and the British Council, this event will explore the power of theatre, literature and journalism to promote free speech. Using the work of Shakespeare as a starting point, we will consider the various ways in which his work has been used throughout the centuries to channel dissent and how his voice resonates in today’s debates on openness, creativity and free speech.”  
Symposium on Macbeth, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sunday May 7, 2017, 1-4 pm, Sydney Harman Hall, Washington DC
Shakespeare’s Macbeth reaches beyond historical storytelling and creates a fictional space that explores real political questions. As Shakespeare’s work is produced globally over the centuries, the explorations shift. Join Macbeth ensemble actor, writer and activist Anu Yadav in conversation with the George Washington University scholar of Shakespeare and international affairs Alexa Alice Joubin and Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at Georgetown University Gibson Cima. Moderated by Hannah Hessel Ratner.
    “Kore’eda Hirokazu’s After the Storm: Cinematic Deconstructions of Core Family.” Cinema Club, Avalon Theatre, Washington, D.C., March 26, 2017 “Can the Biopic Subjects Speak? Disembodied Voices in The King’s Speech and The Theory of Everything.” The 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies, St. Anne’s College, Oxford, September 26-27, 2016 Open Access in the Disciplines, George Washington University Gelman Library, October 6, 2016 2017 MLA, session 587. Commemorating “National Poets”: Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu (Franklin 3, Philadelphia Marriott), 1:45-3:00 pm, Saturday, 7 January 2017


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