Margaret Ferguson – “No Breeching Scholar”

Margaret Ferguson – “No Breeching Scholar”: Education, Gender, and Punishment in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
OU Department of English Annual Shakespeare Lecture (http://www.english.ohiou.edu/)
Wednesday, October 25, 5pm
Walter Hall 145 (http://www.ohiou.edu/athens/bldgs/walter.html)
A reception will follow and all are welcome.

The OU English Department’s annual Shakespeare Lecture is funded by an endowment which seeks to ensure that the study and appreciation of Shakespeare remains a vital experience for Ohio University undergraduates and the entire university community. The annual lecture series brings leading national figures in the study of Shakespeare to campus.

Professor Margaret Ferguson (http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/faculty/ferguson/ferguson.htm) teaches in the English Department at the University of California at Davis, and has previously taught at Yale, Columbia, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Publishing extensively on Renaissance literature and feminist theory, she has received numerous honors and awards.

Her books include, among others, TRIALS OF DESIRE: DEFENSES OF POETRY IN THE RENAISSANCE (1984), REWRITING THE RENAISSANCE: THE DISCOURSE OF SEXUAL DIFFERENCE IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE (edited with Maureen Quilligan and Nancy Vickers, 1986), POSTMODERNISM AND FEMINISM (edited with Jennifer Wicke, 1994), and DIDO’S DAUGHTERS: LITERACY, GENDER, AND EMPIRE IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND AND FRANCE (2003).

The recipient of both Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships, she is a member of the editorial board for BOUNDARY 2: A JOURNAL OF POSTMODERN LITERATURE and is on the advisory board of DIFFERENCES: A JOURNAL OF FEMINIST CULTURAL STUDIES, MODERN LANGUAGE QUARTERLY, and other journals, and has been a Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America.

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