Michael D Bristol
McGill University Department of English
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 CANADA
BA (Yale); PhD (Princeton); Professor
Renaissance literature (esp. Shakespeare), sociology of literature.
- David Thomson Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision.
Big Time Shakespeare (1996)
Shakespeare's America / America's Shakespeare (1990)
Carnival and Theatre: Plebian Culture and the Structure of Authority in Renaissance England (1985)
"Funeral Baked Meats: Carnival and the Carnivalesque in Hamlet," in William Shakespeare: Hamlet Case Studies (1994): 348-368.
"Where Does Ideology Hang Out?" in Shakespeare Right and Left (1991): 31-43.
"Chivarari and the Comedy of Abjection in Othello," in True Rites and Maimed Rites (1992): 75-98.
"In Search of the Bear: Spatio-Temporal Form and the Heterogeneity of Economies in The Winter's Tale," Shakespeare Quarterly, 41 (Summer 1991): 145-68.
"Lenten Butchery: Legitimation Crisis in Coriolanus," in Shakespeare Reproduced: The Text in History and Ideology (1987).
Shakespeare and contemporary popular culture; questions of moral agency in Renaissance drama. Member of the Making Publics team.