Valerie Traub

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Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies, Interim Chair

3064 Tisch Hall 435 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

Office Location(s): 3064 Tisch Hall
Phone: 763.2047
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  • Fields of Study
    • Early modern literary and cultural studies
    • History of sexuality
    • Gender and sexuality studies
    • Gay/lesbian/queer studies
    • Shakespeare
    • Early modern drama
  • About

    Valerie Traub's research concerns gender and sexuality in early modern England. She is the author of The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England, which won the best book of 2002 award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. Other books include Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama (1992) and two co-edited collections: Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects (1996) and Gay Shame (2009). Her current projects are entitled Mapping Embodiment in the Early Modern West: A Prehistory of Normality, which analyzes the emergence of new discourses of gender, sexuality, race, and class in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century anatomical and cartographic illustrations; and Making Sexual Knowledge: Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns. She sits on the advisory boards of PMLA, GLQ, and Studies in English Literature. She is the recipient of the John D’Arms Award for graduate mentoring and the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.

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