Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English and Professor of Theater Studies and Chair and Bass Fellow and Professor of Religion
Office Location: 302A Allen, Box 90014, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-3342, (919) 684-2741
Email Address: email@example.com
Teaching (Fall, 2016):
- English 890s.05, Special topics seminar
- Allen 317, M 01:25 PM-03:55 PM
- Office Hours:
- Monday and Wednesday 10m to 2pm and by appointment
M.A., University of Oxford (UK)
B.A. with Honors, Oxford University
B.A., University of Oxford (UK)
- Ph.D., King's College
Renaissance/Early Modern Literature
Sarah Beckwith works on late medieval
religious writing, medieval and early modern drama, and ordinary language philosophy. She is the author of
Christ's Body: Identity, Religion and Society in
Medieval English Writing (London: Routledge, 1993, pbk 1996); Signifying God:
Social Relation and Symbolic Act in York's
Play of Corpus Christi (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001, pbk 2003), and Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011, pbk 2013).
She is currently working on a book about Shakespearean tragedy and about philosophy's love affair with the genre of tragedy and The Book of Second Chances, a book about versions of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. She co-edited JMEMS for several years, and co-founded the book series Re-Formations with the University of Notre Dame Press and is the editor of numerous collections of essays and journals.
- Representative Publications
- Beckwith, S. Signifying God: Social Relation and Symbolic Act in York’s Play of Corpus Christi. University of Chicago Press, 2001, Paperback ed. 2003.
- Beckwith, S. Christ’s Body: Identity, Culture and Society in Late Medieval Writings. Routledge, 1996.
- Beckwith, S. Sacrifice: Medieval and Early Modern. JMEMS 31.3
- Beckwith, S. The Cultural Work of Medieval Theatre: Ritual Practice in England 1350-1600. JMEMS 29.1
- S Beckwith. "Catholicism and Catholicity: Eucharistic Communities in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives." Directions in Modern Theology Ed. G. Jones and J. Buckley. 15.2Blackwell,
- "Stephen Greenblatt's Hamlet and the Forms of Oblivion." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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- Beckwith, S. "Absent Presences: Resurrection Theatre in York." Festschrift for Derek Pearsall. Ed. Aers, D; Woodbridge, B; Brewer,.