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Tufts University
Department of English
6 The Green
Room 111, East Hall
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.3026
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Judith Haber
Director of Graduate Studies


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1988
B.A., New York University, 1975


I was born and raised in New York, and I have spent most of my adult life bouncing back and forth between coasts. I originally went to Reed College in Portland Oregon, finished college at NYU, went to graduate school at UC Berkeley, and then came back East to teach at Tufts. I love both coasts; sometime I will get a look at the middle of the country.

Research Interests

  • Renaissance dramatic and non-dramatic literature
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Feminist theory

Courses Taught

  • General View of English Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • The Renaissance in England
  • Renaissance Drama
  • Seventeenth-Century English Literature
  • Forms of Desire in Early Modern England

Publication Highlights


  • Pastoral and the Poetics of Self-Contradiction: Theocritus to Marvell (Cambridge University Press, 1994)
  • Desire and Dramatic Form in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Selected Articles

  • "Comedy and Eros: Sexualities on Shakespeare's Stage," in Oxford Handbook to Shakespeare's Comedies. Ed. Heather Hirschfield. Oxford, 2017 (forthcoming).
  • "The State of the Art: Sexuality, History, and the Theater," in Edward II: A Critical Reader. Arden Early Modern Drama Guides. Ed. Kirk Melnikoff. Bloomsbury, 2016.
  • "'Submitting to History': Marlowe's Edward II," in Enclosure Acts: Sexuality, Property, and Culture in Early Modern England, ed Richard Burt and John M. Archer (Cornell University Press, 1994).
  • "'True-Love's Blood': Narrative and Desire in Hero and Leander," English Literary Renaissance 28 (1998).
  • "'My body bestow upon my women' : The Space of the Feminine in The Duchess of Malfi," Renaissance Drama n.s. 28 (1999)
  • "'I(t) could not choose but follow': Erotic Logic in The Changeling," Representations (2003)
  • "The Duchess of Malfi:Tragedy and Gender," in The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy, ed. Garrett Sullivan and Emma Smith (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
  • "'I cannot tell wat is like me': Simile, Paternity, and Identity in Henry V," Shakespeare Studies 41 (2013).