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B.A. Queen's University
M.A. University of Toronto
Ph.D. University of Toronto
English 1201: Introduction to Principles of Literary Analysis
English 2211: Introduction to Shakespeare
English 3211: Advanced Studies in Shakespeare
English 3311: English Drama to 1642
English 3351: Literature of the Early Seventeenth Century
English 3361: Literature and the English Revolution
English 3351: Modern Drama
English 3361: Contemporary Drama
English 4251: Chekhov and Company
Shakespeare; Renaissance drama; contemporary drams; gender; maternity; folk narrative; ecocriticism.
Sexual Violence on the Jacobean Stage. New York: St. Martin's Press; London: MacMillan, 2000.
b. Edited works:
Shakespeare's Comedies of Love:Essays in Honour of Alexander Leggatt. Ed. Karen Bamford and Ric Knowles. Introduction by Karen Bamford. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008.
Oral Traditions and Gender in English Literary Texts, 1500-1700. Ed. Mary Ellen Lamb and Karen Bamford. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2008.
Approaches to Teaching English Renaissance Drama. Ed.
Karen Bamford and Alexander Leggatt. Approaches to Teaching World
Literature Series. General editor, Joseph Gibaldi. New York: Modern
"Rape and Redemption in The Spanish Gypsy." Shakespeare, Women and Violence: Essays in Honour of Paul Jorgenson. Ed. Sharon Beehler and Linda Woodbridge. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies.
Tempe, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 2003. 29-49.
"The Imperial Theme: The Shakespeare Society of Toronto, 1928-1969." Shakespeare in Canada: 'A World Elsewhere?'. Ed. Diana Brydon and Irena R. Makaryk. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. 66-91.
"Sexual Violence in The Queen of Corinth." Other
Voices, Other Views:New Dimensions in
English Renaissance Studies. Ed. Helen Ostovich, Graham
Roebuck and Mary Silcox. Newark, DE: University of
Delaware Press, 1999.234-52.
"Romance, Recognition and Revenge in Marie Clements's The Unnatural and Accidental Women." Theatre Research in Canada 31.2 (2010): 143-63.
"Foreign Affairs: The Search for the Lost Husband in Shakespeare's All's Well that Ends Well." Early Theatre 8.2 (2005): 57-72.
"'What's the story here?': Narrative, Voice and Gender in Sara Barker's Penelope, the Imposter." Essays in Theatre 18.1 (1999): 53-62.
"Imogen's Wounded Chastity." Essays in Theatre 12.1 (1993): 51-61.
Grants, awards, & honours
Charles and Joseph Allison Chair of English Languages and Literatures, 2006-2011
J.E.A. Crake Teaching Award, 2004
Paul Paré Award for excellence in research and teaching, 2001, 2004
Clifford Leech Prize for doctoral thesis (University of Toronto), 1993