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Shakespeare around the Globe: Contributors

The following distinguished scholars have agreed to contribute studies of Shakespeare in their various countries:


Dr. Sukanta Chaudhuri (Jadavpur University)

Professor of English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata (Calcutta), India. Author of Infirm Glory: Shakespeare and the Renaissance Image of Man (Clarendon Press, 1981), Renaissance Pastoral and Its English Developments (Clarendon Press, 1989), 'Translation and Understanding' (Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1999). Co-editor of Shakespeare on the Calcutta Stage: A Checklist (Papyrus, Kolkata, 2002). Editor of a selection of Elizabethan poetry (including Shakespeare). Author of many articles and seminar papers on Shakespeare. Member of the Executive Committee of the International Shakespeare Association, and the Advisory Board of the Shakespeare Society of India. Has read papers, conducted seminars and/or chaired sessions at four World Shakespeare Congresses. [Back]

Dr. Werner Habicht (University of Wuerzburg)

Dr. Werner Habicht is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. He held previous professorships at the Universities of Heidelberg, Bonn, and Wuerzburg, and visiting professorships at various universities in the USA and Cyprus. He was president of the Deutsche Shakespeare Gesellschaft West (1976-1987), is honorary vice president of the International Shakespeare Association, and elected member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz, and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich. His publications include Die Gebaerde in englischen Dichtungen des Mittelalters (1959), Studien zur Dramenform vor Shakespeare (1968), Shakespeare and the German Imagination (1994), Texte und Kontexte der englischen Literatur im Jahr 1695 (1995), as well as c. 120 articles mainly on English drama and Shakespeare reception. He was founding editor of English and American Studies in German, editor of Shakespeare Jahrbuch (1981-1995), and co-editor of a bi-lingual edition of Shakespeare's plays, several volumes of essays, and a literary encyclopedia (Literatur Brockhaus, 8 vols., 2nd edn. 1995). [Back]

Dr. Krystyna Kujawinska Courtney (University of Lodz)

Krystyna Kujawinska Courtney is currently the Head of the British and Commonwealth Studies Department at the University of Lodz, and Professor of British Literature at the Warsaw University. She has been the grantee of the British Council, the Kosciuszko Foundation and the Batory Foundation. She has studied,researched and taught at the Texas University at Austin (USA) and the Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg (USA) as well as The Glamorgan University (UK) and the Shakespeare Institurte (UK). Shakespeare is her main of field of academic research, though she is also interested in literary theory, especially cultural and gender studies. She is the author two monographs (Canada, 1993, Poland, 1997), a dictionary of critical and literary terms (Russia, 1998), and several articles published in Poland and abroad (e.g. Shakespeare Jarhbuch, Shakespeare Worldwide, and Shakespeare Bulletin ). She is also the editor and co-editor of 6 volumes of international essays in cultural studies. Since 1983 she has been the Polish bibliographer for "The World Shakespeare Bibliography" (USA). [Back]

Dr. Leanore Lieblein (McGill University)

Leanore Lieblein, Associate Professor and former Chair of English at McGill University, has published articles on medieval and Renaissance drama in performance and co-translated Les Esbahis (Taken by Surprise) by Jacques Grévin (1561), and directed medieval, Renaissance and modern plays. She is also on the editorial board of L'Annuaire théâtral. She has been associated with the Centre de Recherches sur la Renaissance of the Université de Paris-Sorbonne and done archival research at the Théâre de Nanterre-Amandiers and other European theatres. Her current research is on the staging of Shakespeare in French in Québec. [Back]

Dr Richard Madelaine (University of New South Wales)

Richard Madelaine, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, has published numerous papers on staging and iconographical issues in the plays of Shakespeare and his Jacobean contemporaries, as well as writing on Shakespearean stage history. He is author of Antony and Cleopatra in the Shakespeare in Production series (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998) and of a chapter on Oscar Asche's Australian tours in O Brave New World. He contributed to The Shakespearean International Yearbook, vol.2 (ed. John Mucciolo, Graham Bradshaw and Angus Fletcher, Aldershot, Burlington & Singapore, Ashgate, 2001, pp.44-59), and is joint series editor of the Bell Shakespeare Series (Halstead Press). [Back]

Professor Jean-Marie Maguin

Jean-Marie Maguin is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Montpellier 3 where he co-founded the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur la Renaissance Anglaise (CERRA) in 1970 and Cahiers Elisabéthains (Late Medieval and Renaissance English Studies) in 1972. He has published La Nuit dans le théâtre de Shakespeare et de ses prédécessurs (Night in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Predecessors), Lille, 1980; and (with Angela Maguin) William Shakespeare (Fayard, Paris 1996), as well as many articles on the poetics and semiotics of English Renaissance drama and theatre. He is currently co-editing a collection of thirty Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Caroline plays in translation for Pléiade Gallimard. [Back]

Dr. Irena R. Makaryk

Irena R. Makaryk is Full Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies of the Department of English at the University of Ottawa. She has published various articles, mainly on Shakespeare reception in Canada and in the former USSR. Author of The Undiscovered Bourn: Shakespeare, Kurbas, Modernism (in press), and About the Harrowing of Hell: A Seventeenth-century Ukrainian Play in Its European Context (CIUS-Dovehouse Editions, 1989), she is also the editor of a number of books, including the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory (U of Toronto P, 1993); and the co-editor (with Diana Brydon, University of Western Ontario) of Shakespeare in Canada: 'a world elsewhere'? (U of Toronto P, 2002).

Dr. Michele Marrapodi

Michele Marrapodi is full professor of English Literature and History of English Drama in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Palermo. He is co-editor of Shakespeare Yearbook, associate editor of Cahiers Elisab&eacutethains, and assistant editor of SCN. His volumes include The Great Image (Rome: Herder, 1984), La Sicilia nella drammaturgia giacomiana e carolina (Rome: Herder, 1989), L'odissea di Pericles (Rome, Bulzoni, 1999). He has edited Shakespeare's Italy (Manchester: M.U.P., 1993; Rev. pk. edition, 1997), The Italian World of English Renaissance Drama: Cultural Exchange and Intertextuality (Newark: U. of Delaware P., 1998), Italian Studies in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (Newark: U. of Delaware P., 1999), Shakespeare Yearbook, X (1999), Shakespeare and Intertextuality: The Transition of Cultures Between Italy and England in the Early Modern Period (Rome: Bulzoni, 2000). [Back]

Michael J. Redmond

Michael J. Redmond is Lecturer in English at the University of Palermo, Italy. His research focuses on the ideological functions of the representation of Italian culture in early modern English drama. His publications include "'I have read them all' : Jonson's Volpone and the discourse of the Italianate Englishman." The Italian World of Renaissance Drama: Cultural Exchange and Intertextuality,ed. Michele Marrapodi (U of Delaware P, 1998); "'My Lord, I fear, has forgot Britain': Rome, Italy and the (Re)construction of British National Identity in Cymbeline."Shakespeare Yearbook X (1999);"Measure for Measure and the Politics of the Italianate Disguised Duke Play." Shakespeare and Intertextuality: Transition of Cultures Between Italy and England in the Early Modern Period, ed. Michele Marrapodi (Rome: Bulzoni, 2000) and "Tis common knowledge": Italian Stereotypes and Audience Response in Much Ado About Nothing and The Novella." Shakespeare Yearbook, 2002. Prior to his appointment in Italy, Dr. Redmond was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Sussex in England, where he studied with Alan Sinfield. [Back]

Professor Laurence Wright (Rhodes University)

Laurence Wright is Director of the Institute for the Study of English in Africa at Rhodes University.His research interests include South African language policy, language education for teachers, and the history of Shakespeare in South Africa. He serves on the Councils of the National English Literary Museum, the English Academy of Southern Africa, and the Grahamstown Foundation. He is Honorary Life President of the Shakespeare Society of Southern Africa. [Back]

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