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Phyllis Rackin

Professor of English Emerita

Curriculum Vitae
Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
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Phyllis Rackin (Ph.D., University of Illinois, English, 1962) is Professor of English Emerita. She is a past President of the Shakespeare Association of America and the author of numerous articles on Shakespeare and literary theory and of four books, Shakespeare's Tragedies, Stages of History: Shakespeare's English Chronicles, Shakespeare and Women, and, with Jean E. Howard, of Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories. A recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, she has been associated with the BFS program for over thirty years.

Publications

Doctoral Dissertations Chaired

2007

Jennifer Higginbotham "Fair Maids and Golden Girls: Early Modern Girlhood and the Production of Femininity"
Lisa Martinez-Lajous "Playing for Profit: The Legitimacy of Gaming and the Early Modern Theater"

2004

Erika Lin "Performance Matters: Culture and Theatrical Signification in the Early English Public Playhouse"

1998

Julie Anne Crawford ""Lessons and Schdynes for Us": Monsters as Signs in Early Modern Popular Literature"
William G. Fisher "Prosthetic Gods: Subject/Object in Early Modern England"

1996

James P. Seager "'Why Bastard? Wherefore Base?' Representing Bastardy in Early Modern England"
Sarah Werner "Act Like a Feminist: Women and Performance at the Royal Shakespeare Company"

1995

Lisa Freeman "Theatrical Imaginings: Genre, Character, and Identity on the Eighteenth-Century English Stage"
Rachana Sachdev "'That Naked Sex': Race and the Immigration of Englishwomen to the American Colonies in 17th Century English Drama"

1991

Jean Peterson "This is not the Women's Age: Changing Representations of Gender in 17th Century English Drama"

1989

Greg Bredbeck "The Uses of Ganymede from Marlowe to Milton: Homoeroticism in Renaissance Thought and Literature"

1983

Shefali Balsari "A Study of The Taming of the Shrew"

Courses Taught

fall 2016

ENGL 326.301 Intro to Shakespeare  

fall 2015

ENGL 326.301 Intro to Shakespeare  

fall 2014

ENGL 326.301 Introduction to Shakespeare  

fall 2013

ENGL 326.301 Introduction to Shakespeare  

spring 2010

ENGL 326.301 Introduction to Shakespeare  

spring 2008

ENGL 326.301 Introduction to Shakespeare  

spring 2007

ENGL 326.301 Introduction to Shakespeare  

spring 2005

ENGL 331.301 Introduction to Shakespeare  

spring 2002

ENGL 735.401 Shakespeare  

fall 2001

ENGL 335.301 Introduction to Shakespeare  

fall 2000

ENGL 335.301 Intro to Shakespeare  

spring 2000

ENGL 335.301 Shakespeare in Context  

spring 1999

ENGL 335.301 Shakespeare in Context  
ENGL 337.301 Shakespeare Playscripts  

fall 1998

ENGL 335.301 Intro. to Shakespeare  

spring 1998

ENGL 335.301 Introduction to Shakespeare  

fall 1997

ENGL 335.301 Shakespeare  
ENGL 337.301 Renaissance Drama cancelled  

spring 1997

ENGL 335.301 Intro to Shakespeare  

fall 1996

ENGL 335.301 Introduction to Shakespeare cancelled  
ENGL 337.301 Renaissance Drama cancelled  

spring 1996

ENGL 335.301 Shakespeare in Context  
ENGL 337.301 Special Topics: Shakespeare  

fall 1995

ENGL 335.301 Introduction to Shakespeare  

spring 1995

ENGL 337.301 Special Topics: Shakespeare  

fall 1979

ENGL 011.001 Shakespeare Tragedies