Shakespeare Studies is an annual peer-reviewed volume featuring the work of performance scholars, literary critics and cultural historians. The journal focuses primarily on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, but embraces theoretical and historical studies of socio-political, intellectual and artistic contexts that extend well beyond the early modern English theatrical milieu. In addition to articles, Shakespeare Studies offers opportunities for extended intellectual exchange through its thematically-focused forums, and includes substantial reviews. An international Editorial Board maintains the quality of each volume so that Shakespeare Studies may serve as a reliable resource for all students of Shakespeare and the early modern period – for research scholars and also for teachers, actors and directors.
Volume 51 includes a Forum on the work of Michael D Bristol, with contributions from J. F. Bernard, Gail Kern Paster, James Siemon, Jill Ingram, Unhae Park Langis and Julia Reinhard Lupton, Anna Lewton-Brain and Brooke Harvey, Nicholas Utzig, and Paul Yachnin.
Volume 51 includes articles from the Next Generation Plenary of the Shakespeare Association of America and essays by Laurence Senelick ("A Gift to Anti-Semites: Shylock on the Pre-Revolutionary Russian Stage"), Christopher D'Addario ("Metatheater and the Urban Everyday in Ben Jonson's Epicoene and The Alchemist"), and Denise A. Walen ("Elbowing Katherine of Valois").
Book reviews consider eleven important publications on liberty of speech and female voice; theaters of catastrophe; adaptations of Macbeth; staging touch in Shakespeare's England; the criticism of Hugh Grady; Shakespeare and World War II film; Shakespeare and digital pedagogy; Shakespeare and forgetting; Shakespeare and disability studies, and Shakespeare's private life.
James R. Siemon is professor of English at Boston University.
Diana E. Henderson is the Arthur J. Conner Professor of Literature at MIT.
Forum: For Mike Bristol
Big-Time Shakespeare, Calvin and Hobbes, and Sandy Koufax: How Michael Bristol Ruined My Life
“I have drunk and seen the spider": Cognition, Affect, and the Carnivalesque in The Winter’s Tale
Gail Kern Paster
"Married in conjunction"? Shakespearean Conversations and Complications
Michael Bristol’s Heuristics of Carnival in London's Civic Pageantry
Shakespeare’s Virtues for Our Times
Unhae Park Langis and Julia Reinhard Lupton
Trauma-Informed "Vernacular Criticism" and Pedagogy: A Case Study of Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece
Anna Lewton-Brain and Brooke Harvey
Shakespearean Jus Post Bellum: Ethical Ends to War in Henry V
Shakespeare's Gifts: Commerce, Conversation, Conversion
Next Generation Plenary
How to Do Things with Sweat
The Specter of Disability in Early Modern Drama
Evyan Dale Gainey
The Devil You Know: Anti-Black Racism and the Mythologies of English Witchcraft
Epicene: Female Revenge in the Husband-Taming Comedy
Did Environmental Catastrophe Have a Renaissance?
A Gift to Anti-Semites: Shylock on the Pre-Revolutionary Russian Stage
Metatheater and the Urban Everyday in Ben Jonson’s Epicoene and The Alchemist
Elbowing Katherine of Valois
Denise A. Walen
Heather James, Ovid and Liberty of Speech in Shakespeare's England and Christina Luckyj, Liberty and the Politics of the Female Voice in Early Stuart England
Jenny C. Mann
Richard Ashby, King Lear ‘After’ Auschwitz: Shakespeare, Appropriation and Theatres of Catastrophe in Post-War British Drama
William C. Carroll, Adapting Macbeth: A Cultural History and Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr. , Shakespeare and British World War II Film
Yu Jin Ko
Hugh Grady, Shakespeare’s Dialectic of Hope: From the Political to the Utopian
Diana E. Henderson and Kyle Sebastian Vitale, eds., Shakespeare and Digital Pedagogy:
Case Studies and Strategies
Peter Holland, Shakespeare and Forgetting
Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr.
Sonya Freeman Loftis, Shakespeare and Disability Studies
Justin P. Shaw
Alex MacConochie, Staging Touch in Shakespeare's England
Lena Cowen Orlin, The Private Life of William Shakespeare