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Marjorie Garber
(1940 - living) U.S.A.

Marjorie Garber

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Marjorie GarberGarber graduated from Swarthmore College with Highest Honors in 1966. She completed her Ph.D. at Yale with Distinction in 1969.

She has taught at Yale and at Haverford College (where she also chaired the Educational Policy Committee), and in 1981 became Professor of English at Harvard. She was named Kenan Professor in 1995.

Her work has been very influential in opening up debates about queer, cross-dressing, and gender identity as culturally encoded.

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Her work include:

  • Cannibals, Witches, and Divorce: Estranging the Renaissance
  • Vested Interests: Cross-dressing and Cultural Anxiety (1992)
  • Dog Love (1996)
  • Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life (2000)
  • Sex and Real Estate: Why We Love Houses (2000)
  • Academic Instincts (2001)
  • The Medusa Reader (2001)
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