Marjorie Garber


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). Formerly the director of Harvard's Humanities Center, she is now the chair of its department of Visual and Environmental Studies and director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. She continues to teach courses on Shakespeare and on modern culture in the department of English and American Literature and Language.

Selected bibliography

  • The Use and Abuse of Literature. Pantheon Books. 2011. ISBN 978-0-375-42434-2. 
  • Shakespeare and Modern Culture. Pantheon Books. 2008. ISBN 978-0-307-37767-8. 
  • Patronizing the Arts. Princeton University Press. 2008. ISBN 978-0-691-12480-3. 
  • Profiling Shakespeare. Routledge. 2008. ISBN 978-0-415-96446-3. 
  • Shakespeare After All. Pantheon Books. 2004. ISBN 978-0-375-42190-7. 
  • A Manifesto for Literary Study. University of Washington Press. 2004. ISBN 978-0-295-98344-8. 
  • Quotation Marks. Routledge. 2002. ISBN 978-0-415-93746-7. 
  • Academic Instincts. Princeton University Press. 2001. ISBN 978-0-691-04970-0. 
  • Sex and Real Estate: Why We Love Houses. Pantheon. 2000. ISBN 978-0-375-42054-2. 
  • Symptoms of Culture. Routledge. 1998. ISBN 978-0-415-91859-6. 
  • Dog Love. Simon & Schuster. 1996. ISBN 978-0-684-81871-9. 
  • Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life. Simon & Schuster. 1995. ISBN 978-0-684-80308-1. 
  • Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life. Routledge. 2000. ISBN 978-0-415-92661-4. 
  • Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety. Routledge. 1991. ISBN 978-0-415-90072-0. 

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