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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


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

Research Interests

  • Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drama
  • Renaissance poetry
  • Gender and sexuality studies

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
  • Marlowe and Jonson
  • Renaissance Poetry

Publication Highlights


  • Desire and Dramatic Form in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009.
    *Reprinted in paperback, 2012.
  • Pastoral and the Poetics of Self-Contradiction: Theocritus to Marvell (Cambridge UP, 1994).
    *Reprinted in paperback, 2006.

In Progress

  • Adoptive Strategies: Imagining Paternity in Early Modern England

Selected Articles

  • "Marlowe's Queer Jew" Renaissance Drama 47.1 (2019).
  • "Comedy and Eros: Sexualities on Shakespeare's Stage," in The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Comedy. Ed. Heather Hirschfield. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2018.
  • "The State of the Art: Desire, History, and the Theater," in Edward II: A Critical Reader. Arden Early Modern Drama Guides. Ed. Kirk Melnikoff. London: Bloomsbury, 2017.
  • "Shakespeare's Sadism: The Case of Gloucester's Eyes." The Hare: an Online Journal, Reviews and Essays in Renaissance Literature 2.3 (May, 2015)
  • "'I cannot tell wat is like me': Simile, Paternity, and Identity in Henry V.'" Shakespeare Studies 41 (2013).
  • "The Duchess of Malfi: Tragedy and Gender." The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy. Ed. Garrett Sullivan and Emma Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge UP 2010.
  • "'I(t) could not choose but follow': Erotic Logic in The Changeling." Representations 81 (2003).
  • "'My body bestow upon my women': The Space of the Feminine in The Duchess of Malfi." Renaissance Drama n.s. 28 (1999).
  • "'True-Love's Blood': Narrative and Desire in Hero and Leander." English Literary Renaissance 28 (1998).
    * Reprinted in Poetry Criticism 57 (Gale, 2004).
    * Reprinted in Christopher Marlowe's Hero and Leander, Literature Criticism 1400-1800 232 (Gale, 2014).
  • "Submitting to History: Marlowe's Edward II." Enclosure Acts: Sexuality, Property, and Culture in Early Modern England. Ed. Richard Burt and John M. Archer. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1994.

Edited Volumes

  • Christopher Marlowe in Poetry Criticism. LP Publishing (forthcoming)
  • Christopher Marlowe's Hero and Leander, in Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800. Vol. 232. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2014.