Janet Grayson Lecture 2014
Boston College’s Caroline Bicks will be speaking at 4 PM on Thursday, April 25 in the Mountain View Room.
Bicks’ scholarship focuses on Early Modern women’s writing, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and the history of science. Her publications include two books, The History of British Women’s Writing 1500-1610 (with Jennifer Summit, Palgrave Press, 2013), and Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England (Ashgate, 2003.) and numerous articles and book chapters.
Her current book project examines the minds and imaginations of adolescent girls in early modern England.
In addition to her academic credits, Bicks is a nonfiction writer (McSweeney’s, The New York Times) and teaches in the summer program at Bread Loaf School of English. She is also the co-creator of the blog Everyday Shakespeare (http://www.everydayshakespeare.com/), a humorist, and a pundit for HuffPost Live. Performance credits include an off-Broadway show titled “Not What I Signed up for” with Tony winner Andrea Martin and comedian Michael Ian Black. She's performed her first-person stories in the off-Broadway shows “Not What I Signed up for” with Tony winner Andrea Martin and comedian Michael Ian Black, and "Afterbirth: Stories You Won't Read in a Parenting Magazine," with actor Andrew McCarthy and others. Her humorous cocktail book, Shakespeare, Not Stirred, is coming out in Fall 2015 with Penguin.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
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