Laurie E. Osborne
Zacamy Chair of English
Areas of Expertise
- Shakespeare on film
- Shakespeare in popular culture
- YA literature and Shakespeare
- Renaissance drama
- Literary theory and film theory
- Adaptation studies
Her most recent scholarship could be loosely labeled "Shakespeare and Popular Culture." Romance novels, young adult fiction, and, yes, a LOT of Shakespeare on film are all victims of her pen. She has developed a website devoted to one of these unlikely topics entitled Romancing the Bard, and she actually has a Facebook page, though she rarely visits it.
Her favorite color is purple, her favorite song is Brahms' 2nd piano concerto, her favorite junk book is Georgette Heyer's The Grand Sophy, and her most treasured achievement is the first CWB Colby Senior Teaching Award given to a female professor.
"The Paranormal Bard: Shakespeare Is/As Undead" --submitted to Shakespeare and the Modern Novel, Cambridge
Work on Global Shakespeares and adaptation
“Reviving Cowden Clarke: Rewriting Shakespeare’s Heroines in YA Fiction," Shakespearean Echoes, Eds. Adam Hansen and Kevin Wetmore. New York: Palgrave, 2015. 21-39.
“Serial Shakespeare: Intermedial Performance and the Outrageous Fortunes of Slings & Arrows,” Borrowers and Lenders 4.2 (Fall 2011).
“iShakespeare: Digital Art/Games, Intermediality, and the Future of Shakespearean Film” Shakespeare Studies 38 (Fall 2010): 48-57.
“’The Marriage of True Minds’: Twinning, Amity and Comic Closure in Twelfth Night,” Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays, Editor James Schiffer. NY: Routledge, 2010.
“A Local Habitation and a Name: Television and Shakespeare,” Shakespeare Survey 62 (2008): 213-226.
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