Coppélia Kahn was among the first to introduce the question of gender into Shakespeare studies, in her book Man's Estate: Masculine Identity in Shakespeare (1981) and many articles. She also wrote Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds, and Women (1997), and co-edited Making A Difference: Feminist Literary Criticism (1985), which was translated into Japanese and Chinese. Her current research concerns race and national identity in 20th c. English and American constructions of Shakespeare.
She is the author of Man's Estate: Masculine Identity in Shakespeare (1981) and Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds, and Women (1997). She has published articles on Shakespeare's plays and poems, and on gender theory, Freud, Jacobean drama, and questions of race and nation in 20th century constructions of Shakespeare. She is co-editor of Representing Shakespeare: New Psychoanalytic Essays (1980); Shakespeare's Rough Magic: Essays in Honor of C.L. Barber (1985); Making A Difference: Feminist Literary Criticism (1985); and Changing Subjects: The Making of Feminist Literary Criticism (1993). Her current research concerns the creation of Shakespeare as a cultural icon in the 19th and early 20th centuries in discourses of race and empire. In 2009, she was president of the Shakespeare Association of America.
COPPÉLIA KAHN, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1970
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