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Sujata Iyengar

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Sujata Iyengar (PhD Stanford ’98) teaches Early Modern British literature, adaptation studies, and book history in the Department of English. Her first book, Shades of Difference (2006), investigated the early modern invention of race through the transmission and transformation of a range of texts: Greek novel (Aithiopika), Biblical exegesis, Ovidian minor epic, Stuart court masque, Elizabethan travel narrative, and Restoration romance. Subsequent books explored Shakespeare’s Medical Language (2011), early modern disability and wellness (2017), Shakespeare and Global Appropriation (2020). She is currently completing Shakespeare and Adaptation Theory and working steadily on “Shakespeare and the Art of the Book” and recently published the co-authored “Journal of a Plague Year: Six Voices from American Universities” in Archiv fuer das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 258.1 (2021) and the single-authored “Race Thinking in Margaret Cavendish’s Drama” in a special issue of Criticism 63.1-2 (2021), “The Future of Early Modern Women Writers.” Dr. Iyengar is delighted to join Classics as an Affiliate Faculty Member.

For further information about Dr. Iyengar, please see profile on the Department of English website.

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