The Blotted Line: An Interview with Alexa Alice Joubin
The Shakespeare Standard, May 28, 2014 (by Jeffrey Kahan)
This is part of a series of interviews with working Shakespeareans, how they got started in the field, and their ongoing interests. This month, Jeffrey Kahan spoke with Alexa Alice Joubin at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Alexa is the co-founder and co-director of that university’s Digital Humanities Institute.
Alexa spoke candidly about how she was shipwrecked on a foreign shore when she was born, and how Shakespeare showed her a path to embodiment. She shared tips for graduate students as well as her thoughts on the state of the profession.
She said that “We are on borrowed time, and we don’t have the luxury of living someone else’s dream. When my time is up, I want to be able to say that I have pursued a full life, a life that is raw, passionate, and not scripted.”
What are your dreams?