Preface: The Muses on Their Lunch Hour Acknowledgments 1. Asking Literary Questions 2. Ovid, Now and Then 3. Over the Influence 4. Fig Leaves 5. Baggage Screening 6. Identity Theft 7. Czech Mates: When Shakespeare Met Kafka 8. Occupy Shakespeare 9. Shakespeare 451 Notes Index
Marjorie Garber is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Her many books include Loaded Words (Fordham); Symptoms of Culture; Quotation Marks; Shakespeare After All; Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety; and The Use and Abuse of Literature.
"Marjorie Garber assembles witty, shrewd, and imaginative essays on interdisciplinary topics that range widely from Shakespeare to psychoanalysis, and the practice of higher education today." -Publishers Weekly "In this wonderful collection of what she modestly calls 'musings,' Marjorie Garber makes an irresistible case for the value of literary study and for herself as one of its great modern practitioners. The essays are brave in their commitments and brilliant in their execution. They are at once provocative and playful-and abidingly humane." -- -David Scott Kastan Yale University