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Klett, Elizabeth

Elizabeth KlettAssociate Professor of Literature

Elizabeth Klett is Associate Professor of Literature and was the 2013-14 Mieszkuc Professor of Women's Studies. She has a Ph.D. and M.A. in English literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an M.A. in Shakespeare Studies from the Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham, UK), and a B.A. in English and Theatre from Drew University.

Dr. Klett's teaching and research bring together Shakespeare and literary studies, drama and performance studies, women's and gender studies, and cultural studies. She is the author of Cross-Gender Shakespeare and English National Identity: Wearing the Codpiece (Palgrave, 2009) and numerous articles on adaptations of Shakespeare in theatre, film, television, and dance. She has been published in the academic journals Theatre Journal, Shakespeare Bulletin, Literature/Film Quarterly, Shakespeare, and Early Modern Studies Journal, as well as the collections Shakespeare Re-dressed: Cross-Gender Casting in Contemporary Performance (2008) and Retrovisions: Reinventing the Past in Film and Fiction (2001). She also regularly reviews performances of Shakespeare for Shakespeare Bulletin.

Dr. Klett teaches Shakespeare and early modern drama at the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with courses on modern and contemporary literature and women's literature. She is currently working on a book manuscript on Shakespeare and dance adaptation. Dr. Klett is also an audiobook narrator, and can be heard voicing works by Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, and many others at the free public domain site


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