Posted April 12, 2012: Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, has published a reassessment of C. L. Barber, author of Shakespeare’s Festive Comedy (1959), in Great Shakespeareans, volume 13 (2012), 91-127.
Posted Dec. 13, 2011: Peter Erickson’s review of Adrienne Rich’s “Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010,” has appeared in Women’s Studies 41.1. Starting with Midnight Salvage in 1999. Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, has now individually reviewed Rich’s last five volumes of poetry in this journal.
Posted Nov. 17, 2011: Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, has published “Probing White Guilt, Pursuing White Redemption: William Kentridge’s 9 Drawings for Projection” in Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 28 (2011). The series of nine animated films by the white South African artist shows how the quest for full understanding by whites of more »
Peter Erickson: Publishes "'Othello's Back': Othello as Mock Tragedy in Rita Dove's Sonata Mulattica"
Posted Oct. 31, 2011: Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humaniities, has published “‘Othello’s Back’: Othello as Mock Tragedy in Rita Dove’s Sonata Mulattica” in the fall 2011 issue of JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory. The article shows how, in her latest volume of poetry, Dove rescues her main character–black violinist George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860)–from more »
Posted April 8, 2011: The first comprehensive collection of criticism on the African American artist Fred Wilson includes an essay by Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humanities. Erickson’s contribution, “Respeaking Othello in Fred Wilson’s Speak of Me as I Am,” which focuses on the Shakespeare dimension of Wilson’s exhibition at the 2003 Venice Biennale, appears more »
Posted Sept. 7, 2010: Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, has published an article on Young Jean Lee’s most recent play Lear, which addresses Shakespeare’s King Lear, the subject of her unfinished Ph.D. dissertation at Berkeley. “Young Jean Lee’s Lear: Undoing Cordelia’s Sacrifice” appeared in TheatreForum 37 (2010): 65-72 and includes an interview with the more »