Cornell University

Seminar with Jeffrey Masten

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, English Lounge, 258 GSH
232 East Ave, Central Campus

Jeffrey Masten (Northwestern University) will present a graduate student seminar:

"On Queer Philologies"

This seminar will focus on the relation between “queer philology,” the topic of Prof. Masten’s recent book, and works of William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe 


This seminar is being offered in conjunction with the Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture featuring Jeffrey Masten on Oct. 27th, 2016

Jeffrey Masten is Professor of English and of Gender & Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University. His recently published book, Queer Philologies: Sex, Language, and Affect in Shakespeare’s Time (University of Pennsylvania Press), focuses on the importance of the history of language for doing the history of sexuality in Renaissance Europe. Prof. Masten is the author of Textual Intercourse: Collaboration, Authorship, and Sexualities in Renaissance Drama (1997) and editor of The Old Law in the award-winning Oxford collected works of Thomas Middleton (2007). He earned his B.A. at Denison University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. At Northwestern, Masten has been named Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, the university's highest teaching award. 

Event Type



English, Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies



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Lynn Lauper

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