Marjorie Garber

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Marjorie Garber (born June 11, 1944) is an American professor at Harvard University[1] and the author of a wide variety of books, most notably ones about William Shakespeare and aspects of popular culture including sexuality.


She wrote Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety, a ground breaking theoretical work on transvestitism's contribution to culture. Other works include Sex and Real Estate: Why We Love Houses, Academic Instincts, Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life, Shakespeare After All, and Dog Love.

Her book Shakespeare After All (Pantheon, 2004) was chosen one of Newsweek′s ten best nonfiction books of the year, and was awarded the 2005 Christian Gauss Book Award from Phi Beta Kappa.

She was educated at Swarthmore College (B.A., 1966; L.H.D., 2004 [honorary]) and Yale University (Ph.D., 1969).

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  1. ^ Smith, Dinitia (January 11, 2005). "A Scholar of the Outré Returns to Shakespearean Basics". New York Times. Retrieved October 19, 2009.

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