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About Lisa S. Starks

Dr. Lisa S. Starks is Professor of English at University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She has published on sexuality, violence, and trauma in Renaissance drama, Shakespeare on screen, Shakespearean appropriations of Ovid, and other topics. 

Her book publications include an edited collection, Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theatre (Edinburgh University Press, 2019); a monograph, Violence, Trauma, and Virtus in Shakespeare’s Roman Poems and Plays: Transforming Ovid (Palgrave, 2014); and two co-edited collections (with Courtney Lehmann), Spectacular Shakespeare: Critical Theory and Popular Cinema and The Reel Shakespeare: Alternative Cinema and Theory (Farleigh Dickinson UP, 2002). She is currently writing a new monograph, Levinas, Shakespeare, and Adaptation. 

Her essays have appeared in journals such as Shakespeare Quarterly, Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, Shakespearean International Yearbook, and Theatre Journal; and in book collections such as Shakespeare On Stage and Off (eds. Kenneth Graham and Alysia Kolentsis, McGuill-Queen's University Press, 2019), The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation (eds. Christy Desmet, Sujata Iyengar, and Miriam Jacobson, Routledge, 2019), Jane Austen and William Shakespeare: A Love Affair in Literature, Film and Performance (Marina Cano and Rosa García-Periago, 2019), Julius Caesar: A Critical Reader (ed. Andrew James Hartley, Arden/Bloomsbury, 2016), Violent Masculinities: Male Aggression in Early Modern Texts and Culture (eds. Jennifer Feather and Catherine Thomas, Palgrave, 2013), Staging the Blazon in Early Modern English Theatre (eds. Sara Morrison and Deborah Umann, 2013), and Antony and Cleopatra: New Critical Essays (ed. Sara Munson Deats, Routledge, 2005), among several others. 
 

Positions

Present Professor, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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Education

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Ph.D., University of South Florida ‐ English
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M.A., University of South Florida ‐ English
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B.A., California State University - Fullerton ‐ English
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Contact Information

Office: HBR 207
Phone: 727-873-4158
Email: starks@mail.usf.edu

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Single-Edited Book Collections (1)

Single-Authored Monographs (1)

Co-Edited Book Collections (2)

Single-Edited: Guest Editor, Journal, Special Issues (and Authored Introductions) (2)

Single-Authored Chapters in Books (15)

Single-Authored Articles in Refereed Journals (10)