Margreta de Grazia

Emerita Sheli Z. and Burton X. Rosenberg Professor of the Humanities

Margreta de Grazia received her PhD in English from Princeton with a specialization in Renaissance literature. Her first book Shakespeare Verbatim (Oxford, 1991) traces the emergence of Shakespeare as a modern author from late eighteenth-century editorial imperatives. Her second book, Hamlet without Hamlet (Cambridge, 2007), awarded both the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize and the Elizabeth Dietz Award, demonstrates how the modern tradition of psychologizing Hamlet has effaced both the play's and the protagonist's preoccupation with land and entitlement. 

 She has also co-edited Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture (Cambridge, 1996) with Maureen Quilligan and Peter Stallybrass and both the Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (Cambridge, 2001) and the New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (2010) with Stanley Wells. Her interests at present include Shakespeare as an historical and cultural phenomenon, early modern notions of subjectivity and authorship, the production and ownership of early modern texts, and the chronologizing, periodizing, and secularizing of Shakespeare. 

She has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Center, and the Guggenheim Foundation and is presently the Sheli Z. and Burton X. Rosenberg Professor of the Humanities. In 2005 she received the Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching and in 2010, the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Ph.D. Teaching and Mentoring.

Courses Taught

Spring 2012

English
231.301

Fall 2011

English
020.301
English
032.001

Fall 2010

English
032.001

Fall 2009

English
226.301
English
332.301

Spring 2009

English
226.401

Fall 2008

English
032.001
English
232.301

Spring 2008

English
231.301

Spring 2007

Fall 2006

English
731.301

Spring 2006

English
101.001
English
801.301

Fall 2005

English
020.001
English
735.301

Spring 2004

English
101.001
English
801.301

Fall 2003

English
335.301

Spring 2003

English
531.401
English
543.401

Fall 2002

English
101.001

Spring 2002

English
101.001

Spring 2001

English
101.001

Fall 1999

English
038.001

Spring 1999

English
101.001
English
299.311

Fall 1998

English
037.001

Spring 1998

Fall 1997

English
101.001
English
235.301

Spring 1997

English
101.001

Fall 1996

English
201.303
English
235.301

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