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Cristina León Alfar

Professor, English Literature
Hunter College, CUNY

Cristina León Alfar is Professor of Shakespeare, Early Modern English drama, and Women's and Gender Studies at Hunter College, CUNY.

Biography

Cristina León Alfar is the author of Fantasies of Female Evil: The Dynamics of Gender and Power in Shakespearean Tragedy (Delaware 2003).  In Women and Shakespeare’s Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal (Routledge 2017) she examines a structure of accusation and defense that unravels the authority of husbands to make and unmake wives.  Forthcoming 2021, Reading Mistress Elizabeth Bourne: Marriage, Separation, and Legal Controversies, edited with Emily G. Sherwood, documents Mistress Bourne’s petition for divorce, its resolution, and legal disputes. She is co-editor, with Helen Ostovich, of the series "Late Tudor and Stuart Drama: Gender, Performance, and Material Culture" for MIP. Currently, Alfar is at work on women parrhesiasts in early modern English drama.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Early Modern English drama, particularly Shakespeare; women's and gender studies; feminist ethics, parrhesia; the intersections between literature, culture, gender, sexuality, marriage law, and politics.

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"Late Tudor and Stuart Drama: Gender, Performance, and Material Culture"

By: Cristina León Alfar
Subjects: Gender & Intersectionality Studies, Literature, Theater, Theatre & Performance Studies

Cristina León Alfar is co-editor with Helen Ostovich of the series "Late Tudor and Stuart Drama: Gender, Performance, and Material Culture" for Medieval Institute Publications.  This series provides a forum for monographs and essay collections that investigate the material culture, broadly conceived, of theatre and performance in England from the late Tudor to the pre-Restoration Stuart periods (c. 1550–1650).  Contact Tyler Cloherty to submit your proposal, [email protected].

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