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Marjorie Garber, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

Marjorie Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard, where she has served as director of the Humanities Center and associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  A member of the American Philosophical Society and a trustee of the English Institute, she is past president of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and a continuing member of its advisory board, and has served on the board of directors of the ACLS. 

She is a scholar of Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and contemporary culture, and has written extensively on literary and cultural theory, gender, sexuality, the arts, and intellectual life.  Her 17 books include Vested Interests:  Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety; Shakespeare’s Ghost Writers; Vice-Versa:  Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life; Academic Instincts; Dog Love; Shakespeare After All (Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award); Patronizing the Arts; and The Use and Abuse of Literature; as well as four volumes of collected essays.


Campus Schedule:


Thursday-Friday, September 26-27

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Ore.


Thursday-Friday, October 24-25

McDaniel College, Westminster, Md.


Thursday-Friday, March 27-28

Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn.



Thursday-Friday, April 10-11

Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga.



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