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Meredith Anne Skura
Professor
Libbie Shearn Moody Professor of English
 
e-mail:skura@rice.edu
 
  • B.A.(1965) Swarthmore College
  • Ph.D.(1971) Yale University
 
Primary Department
   Department of English
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Education Certification Program
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    Research Areas
     Renaissance Drama, Early Modern Culture, Autobiography, Psychoanalysis
     
    Rethinking the History of Autobiography in English
     Research about the earliest autobiographical documents in English.
     
    Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness, University of Chicago Press, 2008.
     Book.
     
    “Dragon Fathers and Unnatural Children: Warring Generations in King Lear,” Comparative Drama, Summer 2008.
     Journal article.
     
    “What Shakespeare did to King Leir and Selimus,” forthcoming in Shakespeare Survey 2009.
     Journal article.
     
    Teaching Areas
     Renaissance
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Skura, Meredith "“What Shakespeare Did with the Queensmen’s Leir and When.” 63 (2009 [2010]), 316-325.." Shakespeare Survey, 63: 316-325..

     
     

    Skura. Meredith " “What Shakespeare Did with the Queensmen’s Leir and When,” (2009 [2010]), ." Shakespeare Survey, 63 ((2009 [2010])) : 316-325..

     
     

     “What Shakespeare did to King Leir and Selimus,” Shakespeare Survey 2009 (2010).

     
     

    "Creativity:  Transgressing the Limits of Consciousness."  Daedalus, Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 109 (1980): 127-46.

     
     

    "Discourse and the Individual: The Case of Colonialism in The Tempest."  In Shakespeare Quarterly 40 (1989): 42-69.

     
     

    "Modern Suspicion and Renaissance Texts."  In New Literary History 14 (1982-83): 677-86.

     
     

    "New Interpretations for Interpretation in Measure for Measure," boundary 2: a journal of postmodern literature and criticism, 7 (1979): 39-59

     
     

    "Understanding the Living and Talking to the Dead: The Historicity of Psychoanalysis," Modern Language Quarterly 54.1 (March 1993): 77-89.

     
     

    Anthony Munday and the Gentrification of Robin Hood,” English Literary Renaissance 33 (2003) 155-180.

     
     

    Elizabeth Cary and Edward  II: : What Do Women Want To Write?" Renaissance Drama  XXVII 1996 (1998).

     
     

    “Annual Review of Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama,” SEL 40 (2000), 355-394.

     
     

    “Dragon Fathers and Unnatural Children: Warring Generations in King Lear and its Sources,” Comparative Drama 42 (Summer/Fall 2008): 121-148.

     
     

    Marlowe's Edward II: Penetrating Language in Shakespeare's Richard II,” Shakespeare Survey: An Annual Survey of Shakespeare Studies and Production, vol. 50, pp. 41-55, 1997.

     
     

    “Reading Othello’s Skin: Contexts and Pre-texts," Philological Quarterly 87 Summer/Fall 2008): 299-334.

     
     

    “The Mirror for Magistrates and the Origins of Autobiography in England,” English Literary Renaissance 36  (2006).

     

     
     

    “The Reproduction of Mothering in Mariam, Queen of Jewry: A Defense of Biographical               Criticism,” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature  16.1 (Spring 1997), 27-56.

     
     Skura, Meredith “The Origins of Othello,” forthcoming
     
     

    Skura, Meredith "“Dragon Fathers and Unnatural Children: Warring Generations in King Lear and its Sources.”."  Comparative Drama 42 (Summer/Fall 2008): 121-148., 42 (2008) : 212-148.

     
     

    "Dragon Fathers and Unnatural Children: Generational Conflict in Shakespeare and His Sources." Comparative Drama (2008) In Press

     
     Books
     Skura, Meredith Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness, University of Chicago Press, 2008
     
     Book chapters
     

     

    Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness, University of Chicago Press, 2008, Chapter 4, “History or Fiction? William Baldwin Writing History “under the Shadow of Dreames and Visions,” reprinted in Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism on William Baldwin (Layman Poupard), forthcoming. 

     
     

    “Reading Othello’s Skin: Contexts and Pre-texts," Philological Quarterly 87 (Summer/Fall 2008): 299-334.

    ---------------------------------------. Reprinted in "Social Issues in Literature:  Race in William Shakespeare's Othello." Centgage Learning, forthcoming.

     

     
     

     “Early Modern Subjectivity and the Place of Psychoanalysis in Cultural Analysis: the Case of Richard Norwood,” in Whose Freud?  The Place of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Culture. Ed. Peter   Brooks and Alex Woloch.  New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000), 211-220.

     
     

    "Elizabeth Cary and Edward  II: : What Do Women Want To Write?" Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700: Volume 6: Elizabeth Cary, ed. Karen Raber. (Ashgate, 2009):419-444.

     

     
     

    "Interpreting Posthumus' Dreams from Above and from Below: Families, Psychoanalysis and Literary Critics."  In Representing Shakespeare: New Psychoanalytic Essays.  Ed. Coppélia Kahn and Murray Schwartz. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1980.  203-16.

     
     

    "Interpreting Posthumus' Dreams from Above and from Below: Families, Psychoanalysis and Literary Critics." William Shakespeare: Comedies and Romances.  Modern Critical Views.  New York, New Haven, Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.  265-78.

     
     

    "Is There a Shakespeare after the New New Bibliography?"  In Elizabethan Theater:  Essays in Honor of Sam Schoenbaum.  Ed. Brian Parker and S. P. Zitner.  University of Delaware Press, 1996, 169-83.

     
     

    "Psychoanalysis."  In Redrawing the Boundaries: The Transformation of English and American Studies.  Ed. Stephen Greenblatt and Giles Gunn.  Modern Language Association, 1992.  349-73.

     
     

    "Revisions and Rereadings in Dreams and Allegories."  In Psychiatry and the Humanities: An Interdisciplinary    Annual of the Forum on Psychiatry and the Humanities, vol. 5 (1980).  Edited by Joseph H. Smith, M.D.  New Haven: Yale University Press.  345-79.

     
     

    "Shakespeare's Clowns."  In Shakespeare Set Free.  Ed. Peggy O'Brien.  Washington, D.C.:                Folger Shakespeare Library, 1993.  19-24.

     
     

    "Shakespeare's Psychology:  Characterization in Shakespeare."  In William Shakespeare: His World, His Work, His Influence, vol. 3.  Ed. John F. Andrews.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1985.  571-87.

     
     

    "Understanding the Living and Talking to the Dead," The Uses of Literary History, ed. Marshall Brown.  Duke University Press, 1995.

     
     

    “Introduction,” Shakespeare: A Wayward Journey, by Susan Snyder.  Newark and London, 2002.

     
     

    Marlowe's Edward II: Penetrating Language in Shakespeare's Richard II,” Shakespearean Criticism, vol. 128 (Centage/Gale, 2008).

     
     

    “The Reproduction of Mothering in Mariam, Queen of Jewry: A Defense of Biographical Criticism,”  Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700: Volume 6: Elizabeth Cary, ed.  Karen Raber. (Ashgate Press, 2009):57-86.

     
     

      “The Reproduction of Mothering in Mariam, Queen of Jewry: A Defense of Biographical Criticism,”Literature Criticism From 1400 To 1800, Vol. 141  (LC-141), ed. Thomas J. Schoenberg. (Thompson-Gale, 2008):10-27.

     
     

    “What Shakespeare did to Marlowe in Private: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dido, Faustus, and Bottom” in Christopher Marlowe the Craftsman, ed. Sarah Scott and Michael Stapleton, Ashgate, 2010).

     

     
     

    Skura, Meredith, "Gelding All Filthie Autobiographie," in Gillian Austin, George Gascoigne (Palgrave, 2008).

     
     Skura, Meredith, Elizabeth Cary and Edward II: What Do Women Want To Write?" Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700 Ashgate Press
     
     

    Skura, Meredith ""Armado and Costard in the French Academy: Player as Clown"." Shakespeare Criticism, 88 (2005) In Press

     
     

    Skura ""Hamlet"." Hamlet (2003) : 140-142.

     
     

    Skura, M. "Introduction." Essays on ShakespeareIn Press

     
     Book reviews
     

    Skura, Meredith Anne "Review of Sharon Cameron, Early Modern Autobiography by Women." In Press

     
     Other
     

    Skura, Meredith Anne "The Reproduction of Mothering in Mariam, Queene of Jewry: A Defense of Biographical Criticism." Literature and Criticism From 1400 To 1800, 141 (2008) In Press

     
     

    Hulme, Peter ""Stormy Weather: Misreading the Postcolonial Tempest"." 

     
     

    Skura, Meredith "Early Modern Subjectivity and The Place of Psychoanalysis in Cultural Analysis: The Case of Richard Norwood." Whose Frued? (2000) : 211-220.

     
     

    Skura. Meredith "Discourse and the Individual: The Case of Colonialism in The Tempest." The Tempest: A Case in Critical Controversy (2000)

     
     

    Skura, Meredith "Discourse and the Individual...Colonialism and "The Tempest" (reprint)." A Practical Reader in Post-Colonial Theory and English Literature (Pending)

     
     

    Skura, Meredith "Discourse and the Individual...Colonialism in "The Tempest"." A Guide to "The Tempest" (Pending)

     
     

    Skura, Meredith "Discourse and the Individual...Colonialism in "The Tempest"." A Guide to "The Tempest" (Pending)

     
     

    Skura, Meredith "Early Modern Subjectivity and the Place of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Culture." Whose Freud? The Place of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Culture (Pending)

     
     

    Meredith Skura "Elizabeth Cary and "Edward II": What Do Women Want To Write?." Renaissance Drama (1998)

     
     

    Meredith Skura "Elizabeth Cary and "Edward II": What Do Women Want To Write?." Renaissance Drama (1998)

     
     

    Meredith Skura "Marlowe's "Edward II" and Shakespeare's Penetrating Language." Shakespeare Survey, 50 (1998)

     
    Presentations
     Invited Papers
     

    : “When is a Source Not a Source? Two Gentlemen of Verona”, Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference, Toronto, April 5, 2013

     
     Skura, Meredith, “Greene’s Novels: Autobiogaphy in the Third Person” Shakespeare Association of America March 2008
     
     Invited Talks
     Skura, Meredith, “Freud as Literary Critic in His Gradiva?” Philoctetes Society, New York April 2008
     
     Skura, Meredith, “What Marlowe did to Shakespeare in Private,” Marlowe Society, Canterbury England June 2008
     
     

    "Analysis in the Archives: Shakesepare's Sources and Fantasies." Cornell University Psychoanalytic Center, New York, NY. (April 16, 2003)

     
     

    "King Lear and Guilty Things Surprised." Blackfriars Theatre Conference, Staunton, VA. (October 22-26, 2003)

     
     

    "A Mirror for Magistrates and the Origins of English Autobiography"." Conference on Early Modern Lives, Middlesex University, London. (June 2002)

     
     

    "Othello: Stories by Shakespeare, Cinthio, Plutarch, Freud and Klein." Annual Liebert Lecture, Columbia University. (November 2002)

     
     

    "Othello: Stories by shakespeare, Cinthio, Plutarch, Freud and Klein." Baltimore Psychoanalytic institute, Baltimore, MD. (April 2002)

     
     Other
     

    "Anthony Munday, Elizabethan Man on the Street." Renaissance 2000, Rhodes University, South Africa. (June 24, 2000)

     
     

    "Anthony Munday: Elizabethan Everyman." University of Colorado, Boulder. (August 1999)

     
     

    "Anthony Munday: Elizabethan Everyman." University of Colorado, Boulder. (August 1999)

     
     

    "Bears and Birth in Shakespeare's "Winter's Tale"." Approaches to "The Winter's Tale", University of Colorado, Denver. (April, 1999)

     
     Panelist
     

    Seminar Leader.  "Representing Early Modern Lives." Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 2004)

     
     

    "Performance in the Classroom." Shakespeare Association of America, Victoria, Canada. (April 10, 3003)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Shakespeare Quartely. (2004 - 2004)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Shakespeare in South Africa. (2003 - 2003)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Shakespeare in South Africa. (2004 - 2004)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Shakespeare Quarterly. (2003 - 2003)

     Member of the Editorial Board, SEL. (2004 - 2004)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Studies in English Literature. (2003 - 2003)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Gale Shakespeare Collection Advisory Board. Gale. (2003 - 2003)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Mary Stripling, PhD Early Modern Discourse of English Queens. (2004) (Thesis Director)

     Ronit Berger, PhD Literature of Divorce: Henry VIII-James I. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Amy Pollard Tilley, PhD Gendering Theatrical Properties. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Teresa Yu-wen Wai, Ph.D. Agency in Turk Plays in Early Modern England. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     Joy Pasini, Ph.D. Adding Pity to the Turk Stereotype. (2012) (Thesis Director)

     Jill Delsigne, Ph.D. Moving Statues: Hermeneutics and Cathololicism in Early Modern England . (2012) (Thesis Director)

     John Ellis-Etchison, PhD A Sovereign Menagery. (2017) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Lindsay Sherrier, PhD Making the Present. (2017) (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Research Fellowship, Center for the Study of Cultures (Fall semester 2005)

     Robert Liebert Award for Achievement in Applied Psychoanalysis, Columbia U Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (2002)

     Peer Review Panel NEH, Huntington Library (2001)

     Peer Review Panel, Huntington Library (Spring 2000)

     President, Shakespeare Association of America (2000-2001)

     Peer Review Panel, Huntington Library (Spring 1999)

     Vice President, Shakespeare Association of America (Spring 1999-)