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Faculty Profile

Karen L Raber

English
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH
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W209B BONDURANT
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5793
Joined UM: 08/15/1995

Areas of Expertise

  • ENGLISH
  • ENGLISH LITERATURE
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY
  • LITERATURE
  • LITERATURE, CRITICAL THEORY AND LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERATURE, ENGLISH RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
  • WOMEN WRITERS

Brief Bio

Karen Raber is Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, specializing in Renaissance literature with emphasis on ecostudies, animal studies, and posthumanist theory; she also currently serves as the Executive Director of the Shakespeare Association of America. Her publications include three monographs--Shakespeare and Posthumanist Theory (2018), Animal Bodies, Renaissance Culture (2013), and Dramatic Difference: Gender, Class, and Genre in the Early Modern Closet Drama (2001)--over thirty articles and book chapters, and several edited collections, including Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater (Penn State, 2017) coedited with Monica Mattfeld; Early Modern Ecostudies: From Shakespeare to the Florentine Codex (Palgrave 2009) coedited with Ivo Kamps and Thomas Hallock; and The Culture of the Horse: Status, Discipline and Identity in the Early Modern World (Palgrave 2005) coedited with Treva Tucker. She edits Routledge's series Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture (https://www.routledge.com/Perspectives-on-the-Non-Human-in-Literature-and-Cul Her current work in progress includes a handbook of Shakespeare and Animals under contract to Routledge, a dictionary of Shakespeare's animals in preparation for Arden, and a monograph that uses new materialist methods to investigate the nature of meat in early modern culture.

Degrees

BA
ENGLISH
YALE UNIVERSITY/ NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT (1983)
PHD
LITERATURE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN DIEGO/LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA (1995)

Committee Memberships

Branch Campus Committee - C. Lib Arts
Other Kind of Committee

Awards

Faculty Achievement Award
2014