Author

Marjorie Garber

American academic

1944   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Yale University, Swarthmore College
occupation: literary scholar, university teacher, writer

Marjorie Garber (born June 11, 1944) is an American professor at Harvard University 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. 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 [honorary]) and Yale University (Ph.D., 1969). Garber was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2012.
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