Sandra Young, keynote speaker at the University of Bayreuth in Germany

28 Feb 2020 - 12:00

Sandra Young was invited to give a keynote address at a colloquium held at the University of Bayreuth in Germany this month. The colloquium, titled 'Shakespeare and Africa: Literary Entanglements Across Space and Time', is part of 4-year international collaborative research project on 'Africa Multiple', funded by the German Research Foundation, which aims to understand the impact of Africa as a source and an influence in global cultural movements. In her keynote, 'Shakespeare’s decolonial transformations: Macbeth reimagined in contemporary Africa', Sandra examined a number of adaptations of Macbeth over the last 100 years in order to reflect critically on the imaginative work that 'Africa’ is made to do in ‘Africanizations’ of Shakespeare.