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Sophie Kerr Lecture Series: Feminism is Everywhere—A Lecture by Dr. Phyllis Rackin


Date: 4:30pm EDT April 4

Come listen to the great Shakespeare scholar and mentor of Professor Moncrief and Rydel, Dr. Phyllis Rackin!

Phyllis Rackin is Professor of English Emerita at the University of Pennsylvania. A past President of the Shakespeare Association of America, Dr. Rackin is the author of numerous articles on Shakespeare and literary theory, and of four books: Shakespeare’s Tragedies (World Dramatists, 1978), Stages of History: Shakespeare’s English Chronicles (Cornell, 1990), Shakespeare and Women (Oxford, 2005), and, with Jean E. Howard, Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare’s English Histories (Routledge, 1997). She co-edited another book, The Merry Wives of Windsor: New Critical Essays, with Evelyn Gajowski (Routledge, 2014). Recipient of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Dr. Rackin has taught and mentored countless scholars, including Professors Kate Moncrief and Courtney Rydel, here at Washington College. Her landmark accomplishments have been honored with the Phyllis Rackin Graduate Fellowship for Feminist Scholarship in the Humanities and the annual Phyllis Rackin Lecture hosted by the Penn Medieval/Renaissance Seminar.