• "Radical Listening and the Global Politics of Inclusiveness," Inclusive Shakespeares: Identity, Pedagogy, Performance, ed. Sonya Freeman Loftis, Mardy Philippian, Justin P. Shaw (Palgrave, 2023), pp. 221-234

    Author(s):
    Alexa Alice Joubin (see profile)
    Date:
    2023
    Group(s):
    CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern, GS Drama and Performance, LLC Shakespeare, MS Screen Arts and Culture, The Renaissance Society of America
    Subject(s):
    Inclusive education, Intersectionality (Sociology), Critical race theory, Feminism, Gender studies (Rome, Italy), World politics, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Transgender people
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    transgender identities, Global Shakespeare, DEI, Higher education
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/y1dr-d676
    Abstract:
    Inclusiveness in higher education is distinct from advocacy journalism, which means we have to work actively against any ineffectual default to rituals of inclusion. When implemented unilaterally as a one-size-fits-all social imposition, some gestures of inclusion risk becoming empty rituals. As multifocal, multilingual, and multicultural viewpoints, global perspectives can enhance inclusiveness in academia. This chapter demonstrates the application of strategies for global inclusiveness to Shakespeare studies in the classroom and suggests that through radical listening—a set of communication methods that attend to motivations rather than superficial “plots”—students can acquire new skills to analyze complex cultural texts and thereby gain empathy beyond their academic work. Global perspectives can help us tackle the pervasive Whiteness and cisgender sexism of Shakespeare studies by deconstructing the binary logic of a Black-White or male-female order (which inadvertently naturalizes the two as monolithic concepts). Education is only reparative when it is designed from the ground up to be truly inclusive rather than being a mindless replica of evolving political correctness. Independent facility with complex cultural texts enables everyone to pierce the dense, euphemistic cloud of diversity categories that tokenize individuals and fictional characters based on any given identity marker.
    Notes:
    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-26522-8_14
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
    License:
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