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Marjorie Garber

Marjorie Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and chair of the Program in Dramatic Arts. She has served as director of the Humanities Center at Harvard, chair of the department of Visual and Environmental Studies, and director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. A member of the Board of Directors of the American Council of Learned Societies and a trustee of the English Institute, she is the former president of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, and a continuing member of its board. She is...

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Sex and Real Estate
Written by Marjorie Garber
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$15.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-72039-7 (0-385-72039-4)

Cultural historian Marjorie Garber offers incisive and witty commentary on what men and women today really want in her enlightening study of what may be the most meaningful relationship any of us will ever have.

Real estate has become a form of “yuppie pornography.” Hopes of summer romance have given way to... Read more






Shakespeare After All
Written by Marjorie Garber
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 2005
$23.00/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-72214-8 (0-385-72214-1)

A brilliant and companionable tour through all thirty-eight plays, Shakespeare After All is the perfect introduction to the bard by one of the country’s foremost authorities on his life and work. Drawing on her hugely popular lecture courses at Yale and Harvard over the past thirty years, Marjorie Garber offers passionate... Read more






Shakespeare and Modern Culture
Written by Marjorie Garber
Anchor | Trade Paperback | December 2009
$17.95/21.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-39096-7 (0-307-39096-9)

From one of the world's premier Shakespeare scholars comes a magisterial new study whose premise is "that Shakespeare makes modern culture and that modern culture makes Shakespeare."

        Shakespeare has determined many of the ideas that we think of as "naturally" true: ideas about human character, individuality and selfhood, government, leadership, love... Read more






The Use and Abuse of Literature
Written by Marjorie Garber
Pantheon | Hardcover | March 2011
$28.95/33.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-42434-2 (0-375-42434-2)

As defining as Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism, Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, and Dinesh D’Souza’s Illiberal Education were to the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, respectively, Marjorie Garber’s The Use and Abuse of Literature is to our times.
 
Even as the decline of the reading of literature, as...

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The Use and Abuse of Literature
Written by Marjorie Garber
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2012
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27712-1 (0-307-27712-7)

In this deep and engaging meditation on the usefulness and uselessness of reading in the digital age, Harvard English professor Marjorie Garber aims to reclaim “literature” from the periphery of our personal, educational, and professional lives and restore it to the center, as a radical way of thinking.
 
But what is...

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