Department of English
6 The Green
Room 213, East Hall
Medford, MA 02155
Ph.D., Tufts University
MA, Columbia University
BA, Vassar college
Linda Bamber began her academic career as a Shakespeare scholar but went on
to teach in such disparate fields as nineteenth century novel and twentieth
century poetry. She now writes and publishes fiction and poetry (including
a collection of stories that re-imagine – and teach – half a dozen Shakespeare
plays) rather than academic scholarship. She directed the First Year Writing
Program at Tufts from 1985-1994 and from 2006-2012, and she served as
Department Chair from 1994-1997.
- Buddhism and American Poetry
- Nineteenth Century Novel
- Seventeenth Century Poetry
- 19th, 20th and 21st Century Fiction by Women
Taking What I Like:
Stories. Boston, MA:
David R. Godine, 2013.
David R. Godine, 2008.
Comic Women, Tragic Men:
Gender and Genre in Shakespeare. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford
University Press, 1982.
"The Miracle of My Freedom"The Kenyon Review(Spring 2013).
Included in Best American Essays2014 "Notable" list.
"Cleopatra and Antony"
Harvard Review43 (Summer 2013)
"Cher Jacques" Harvard Review 41 (2011).
"Tempo and Duration" Ploughshares (Winter 2009/10).
"Three Houses and a Wish" New Ohio Review 15(Spring 2014)
"Provincetown" and "Bird Swerves"
"Drifting Backwards" Tuesday: An Art Project (Spring/Summer
"Desires R Us" The Salon (Spring
"Eva's Friend Masha May Drink Too Much"
Barnstorm (Fall 2009).
Essays and Articles:
"Acting the Truth" in
New Ohio Review10 (Fall 2011).
"About a Poem" in
Shambhala Sun20: 2 (November 2011).
as a Buddhist" in Buddha Mind in
Contemporary Art. Eds. Jacqueline
Baas and Mary Jane Jacobs. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 2004.