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Marliss Desens

Desens, Marliss

Associate Professor

Office: 429


The Bed Trick in English Renaissance Drama


  • The Bed-Trick in English Renaissance Drama: Explorations in Gender, Sexuality, and Power. Newark; London: U of Delaware P; Associated UPs; 1994



  • "Pericles and the Spiritual Wisdom of Joanna Baillie's Sacred Dramas The Martyr and The Bride" with Marjean Purinton. Shakespeare and the Culture of Romanticism. Ed. Joseph M. Ortiz. Farnham:  Ashgate, forthcoming.
  • "From The Bed-Trick in English Renaissance Drama. In Grace Ioppolo (Ed.), Measure for Measure:  A Norton Critical Edition (pp. 216-226). New York and London: W. W. Norton. (2012).
  • " 'Shakespeare Shadows': Parodic Haunting of Thomas Love Peacock's Nightmare Abbey and Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey."  (with Marjean Purinton).  Shakespearean Gothic.  Ed. Christy Desmet and Ann Williams.  Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2009.  87-110.
  • "Marrying Down: Negotiating a More Equal Marriage on the English Renaissance Stage." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England: An Annual Gathering of Research, Criticism and Reviews, 2001; 14: 227-55.
  • "Cutting Women Down to Size in the Olivier and Loncraine Films of Richard III." Shakespeare Performed: Essays in Honor of R. A. Foakes. Ed. Grace Ioppolo. Newark, DE: U of Delaware P,  2000. 260-72.