Catherine Canino
Associate Professorundefined  

HPAC 208

Ph.D. Arizona State University

Area of Specialty

Secondary Specialization
Italian Studies, Study Abroad Experiences 

Recent Publications

"'It's a terrible thing to hate your mother, Ben': Mind Control in Hamlet and The Manchurian Candidate." Shakespeare Survey 61 (2008): 134-146.

Shakespeare and the Nobility. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 
Abstract: Shakespeare and the Nobility examines, for the first time, how Shakespeare was influenced by the descendants of the aristocratic characters in his early history plays. The Henry VI trilogy and Richard III are among the first plays in the English dramaturgy that reflect the lives and activities of the ancestors of sixteenth-century aristocrats. In a time when the upper classes of England were obsessed with family lineage and reputation, the salient question is how William Shakespeare, a socially inferior playwright and actor, handled the delicate matter of portraying the complex and often unattractive ancestors of the most powerful people of his day. In answer to this question, this study examines the lives of the historical figures and their descendants, presenting fresh readings of the early histories, and argues that Shakespeare consistently modified his portrayal of the ancestors with their descendants in mind.

“‘Thy Weaker Novice to Perform Thy Will’: Female Dominion over Male Identity in The Faerie Queene.” Privacy, Domesticity, and Women in Early Modern England. Ed. Corinne S. Abate. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2003. 111-28.

“Reconstructing Lord Grey: A New View of the View.” Sixteenth Century Journal 29 (1998): 3-18.

“The Discourse of Hell: Paradise Lost and the Irish Rebellion.” Milton Quarterly 32 (1998): 15-23.

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