Cristina León Alfar

Professor, Early Modern English Literature, Hunter College, CUNY

My research interests include Early Modern English drama, particularly Shakespeare, and the intersections between literature, culture, gender, sexuality, marriage law, and politics. I teach Shakespeare, late 16th and early 17th century English drama, and early modern English women writers.

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Academic Interests

My research interests include Early Modern English drama, particularly Shakespeare, and the intersections between literature, culture, gender, sexuality, marriage law, and politics. I teach Shakespeare, late 16th and early 17th century English drama, and early modern English women writers.  My book, Women and Shakespeare’s Cuckoldry Plays:  Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal, came out with Routledge in February 2017.  I am also an Editor, with Helen Ostovich, of the series “Late Tudor and Stuart Drama: Gender, Performance, and Material Culture,” for Medieval Institute Publications. For more information and access to some of my work, please see https://mla.hcommons.org/members/clalfar/

https://cristinaleonalfar.hcommons.org/

series co-editor

Late Tudor and Stuart Drama:  Gender, Performance, and Material Culture.”  Medieval Institute Publications, MIP (with Helen Ostovich, Founding Editor, Early Theatre, Professor Emeritus, McMaster University)

Contact: Erika Gaffney, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Erika.Gaffney@arc-humanities.org

Publications

BOOKS:

The Selected Correspondence of Elizabeth and Anthony Bourne. Under Contract, Routledge.  “The Early Modern Englishwoman in Print, 1500-1750:  Contemporary Editions.”  Co-Editor with Emily Sherwood, University of Rochester.

Women and Shakespeare’s Cuckoldry Plays:  Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal.
Routledge, 2017.  “Women and Gender in the Early Modern World.”

Fantasies of Female Evil:  The Dynamics of Gender and Power in Shakespearean Tragedy.  Newark: U of Delaware P, 2003.

For more publications, please see my Hunter page.

Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

SSWR meets on the third Thursday of the month (ordinarily) at the CUNY Graduate Center, Fifth Avenue and 34 Street, from 6:00-7:30 pm.

The 2018-2019 schedule of speakers and the titles of their talks will be posted

at https://sswrnyc.hcommons.org/

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