Feminism, Just Because

Reading Fiction Is Bad for My Productivity (But So Good for My Soul)

About a year ago, I decided that I wanted to read more fiction, and that I specifically wanted to read more fiction by women. So I made a deal with myself: a whole year where all my reading for pleasure would be written by people who were not dudes. This was both easier and harder… Continue reading Reading Fiction Is Bad for My Productivity (But So Good for My Soul)

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#Shax2020 Workshop: Staging Sexual Violence in Early Modern Drama

I'm very pleased to announce that the fabulous Erin Julian and I will be running a workshop at SAA's 2020 Annual Meeting in Denver called '#MeToo: Staging Sexual Violence in Early Modern Drama'. Since we only get 500 characters in the program, I wanted to share the longer description here for anyone who might be… Continue reading #Shax2020 Workshop: Staging Sexual Violence in Early Modern Drama

Feminism, Pedagogy, Plays, Research

Measure for Measure and Rape Culture

With all the press around prominent men abusing their power lately, it's perhaps natural that people have been reminded of Shakespeare and Middleton's "problem play"¬†Measure for Measure.¬†One scene in particular is seeing renewed attention: having been told that she must have sex with the Duke's deputy in order to save her brother's life, Isabella tells… Continue reading Measure for Measure and Rape Culture