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Laura K. Nelson Shares How the Digitalization of a Shakespeare Play is Benefitting Students

Headshot of Laura K. Nelson.
Headshot of Laura K. Nelson.

Laura Nelson (Assistant Professor of Sociology) collaborated on an initiative to make William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” available and teachable online for Erika Boeckeler’s Introduction to Shakespeare course. This initiative, The Cacodemon Shakespeare Project, allowed students to create mini guides with their interpretations of the play and language used. Laura Nelson shares how they want more voices in the conversation on this topic, especially people who are not as familiar with computer science. The initiative was intended to give students a chance to develop their computer skills further. Laura Johnson (graduate student of English) was one of the people who designed the website and helped to fit the assignment into its virtual form.

Read more at News@Northeastern.

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