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Caroline Bicks

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Associate Professor

A.B., Harvard University
Ph.D., Stanford University

Stokes Hall S405
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-1959
Fax: 617-552-4220
Email: bicks@bc.edu

Academic Profile

Specializes in women in early modern culture, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, lyric and epic poetry, history of science, and women writers of the seventeenth century.

Publications (selected)

Books

  • Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare's England. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.
  • The History of British Women’s Writing, 1500-1610. Volume 2 of the History of British Women’s Writing. Co-edited with Jennifer Summit (forthcoming, Palgrave).

Articles

  • “Reading the Jesuitess in a Game at Chess,” Studies in English Literature 49.2 (2009): 463-484.
  • “Stones Like Women’s Paps: Revising Gender in Jane Sharp’s Midwives Book,”
    Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 7.2 (2007): 1-27.
  • “Planned Parenthood: Minding the Quick Woman in All’s Well,” Modern Philology 103.3 (2006): 299-331.

Essays

  • “Gender and Sexuality in Middleton’s plays” (forthcoming in Thomas Middleton in Context, ed. Suzanne Gossett [Cambridge Univ. Press]).
  • “Instructional Performances: Ophelia and the Staging of History” (forthcoming in Performance and Pedagogy on the Early Modern Stage, ed. Kathryn McPherson and Katherine Moncrief [Ashgate, 2010]).
  • “Producing Girls in Mary Ward’s Convent Schools” (forthcoming in Gender and Early Modern Constructions of Childhood, ed. Naomi Miller and Naomi Yavneh, Aldershot: Ashgate).
  • “Midwiving Virility in Early Modern England.” Maternal Measures: Figuring Caregivers
    in the Early Modern Period.
    Ed. Naomi Miller and Naomi Yavneh. Women and Gender
    in the Early Modern World. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000. 49-64.
  • “Backsliding at Ephesus: Shakespeare’s Diana and the Churching of Women.” Pericles: Critical Essays. Ed. David Skeele. New York: Garland, 2000. 205-227.

Awards

  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend, Summer 2007.