Marjorie Garber

Marjorie B. Garber (born June 11, 1944) is a professor at Harvard University[1] and the author of a wide variety of books, most notably ones about William Shakespeare and aspects of popular culture including sexuality.

She wrote Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety, a ground breaking theoretical work on transvestitism's contribution to culture. Other works include Sex and Real Estate:Why We Love Houses, Academic Instincts, Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life, Shakespeare After All, and Dog Love (which is not primarily about bestiality, except for one chapter titled "Sex and the Single Dog").

Her book Shakespeare After All (Pantheon, 2004) was chosen one of Newsweek's ten best nonfiction books of the year, and was awarded the 2005 Christian Gauss Book Award from Phi Beta Kappa.

She was educated at Swarthmore College (B.A., 1966; L.H.D., 2004) and Yale University (Ph.D., 1969).

Selected bibliography

  • The Use and Abuse of Literature.  
  • Shakespeare and Modern Culture.  
  • Patronizing the Arts.  
  • Profiling Shakespeare.  
  • Shakespeare After All. Pantheon Books. 2004.  
  • A Manifesto for Literary Study.  
  • Quotation Marks. Routledge. 2002.  
  • Academic Instincts. Princeton University Press. 2001.  
  • Sex and Real Estate: Why We Love Houses. Pantheon. 2000.  
  • Symptoms of Culture. Routledge. 1998.  
  • Dog Love.  
  • Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life. Simon & Schuster. 1995.  
  • Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life. Routledge. 2000.  
  • Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety. Routledge. 1991.  

References

  1. ^ Smith, Dinitia (January 11, 2005). "A Scholar of the Outré Returns to Shakespearean Basics".  

External links

  • Marjorie Garber's home page
  • Interview with Charlie Rose about Vice Versa