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The Books That Made Shakespeare

30 August 2016

Shakespeare died in 1616, but he is alive and well in our contemporary culture. In the centennial year of 2016 the University of Iowa joins in the global celebration of Shakespeare's...

How I Teach

28 April 2016

This is how I teach.This statement is not designed to fulfill the specific expectations of a "teaching philosophy" as it is commonly understood. If you want advice on how to write such...

Shakespeare's Beehive 2.

25 March 2016

We find Shakespeare because Shakespeare is who we want to find. In 2015 George Koppelman and Daniel Wechsler published a second edition of Shakespeare's Beehive, which was first released...

Breaking Shakespeare

29 February 2016

In my line of book history work, I have spent a significant amount of time thinking and writing about Shakespeare folios, so I'll refrain from saying anything more than that the image...