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James M. Bromley is an Associate Professor of English at Miami University. He is the author of Intimacy and Sexuality in the Age of Shakespeare (Cambridge, 2012) and the co-editor of Sex before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England (Minnesota, 2013). In 2014–2015, he was a Solmsen Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently working on a book project entitled Style, Subjectivity, and Male Sexuality in Early Modern Drama.

Katherine Crawford is Professor of History and Director of the Program in Women’s and Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is interested in the ways that gender informs sexual practice, ideology, and identity, both in normative and non-normative formations. She has written three books: Perilous Performances: Gender and Regency in Early Modern France (Harvard, 2004), European Sexualities, 1400–1800 (Cambridge, 2007), and The Sexual Culture of the French Renaissance (Cambridge, 2010). She is currently working on a study of eunuchs and castrati as disabled, transgendered subjects.

Mario DiGangi, Professor of English at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, is the author of The Homoerotics of Early Modern Drama and Sexual Types: Embodiment, Agency, and Dramatic Character from Shakespeare to Shirley. He has edited Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Barnes & Noble Shakespeare, and The Winter’s Tale for the Bedford Shakespeare: Texts and Contexts series. His current project explores affective politics in early modern history plays. He currently serves as President of the Shakespeare Association of America. [End Page 147]

Carla Freccero is Distinguished Professor of Literature, History of Consciousness, and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz, where she has taught since 1991. She is the author of Father Figures, Popular Culture, and Queer/Early/Modern, the co-editor of Premodern Sexualities, and co-editor of special issues of American Studies Quarterly on “Species, Race, Sex” and Yale French Studies on “Animots.” She is currently working on a project tentatively titled Animal Inscription.

Ari Friedlander, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mississippi, is currently a Mellon/Volkswagen Fellow at the Dahlem Humanities Center, Freie Universität Berlin. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment; Shakespeare Bulletin; SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900; and Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies. He is completing a book manuscript entitled Rogue Sexuality: The Erotics of Social Status in Early Modern England.

Ruth Mazo Karras is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. Her numerous publications in the history of medieval gender and sexuality include Unmarriages: Women, Men, and Sexual Unions in Medieval Europe (2012); Sexuality in Medieval Europe: Doing Unto Others (2nd edition 2012); and, co-edited with Judith M. Bennett, The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe (2013). Her current research deals with King David as a figure of masculinity in medieval Christian and Jewish cultures.

Melissa E. Sanchez is Associate Professor of English and Core Faculty of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Erotic Subjects: The Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature (2011) and the editor of Rethinking Feminism in Early Modern Studies: Gender, Race, Sexuality (co-edited with Ania Loomba, 2016) and Spenser and “the Human,” a special volume of Spenser Studies (co-edited with Ayesha Ramachandran, 2015). Currently, she is completing two books: one on sex, subjectivity, [End Page 148] and faith in early modern love poetry, and another on Shakespeare and Queer Theory.

Will Stockton is Associate Professor of English at Clemson University. He is the author of Playing Dirty: Sexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy (Minnesota, 2011) and the co-editor of Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze (Ashgate, 2009) and Sex before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England (Minnesota, 2012). He is currently finishing a book entitled Members of His Body: Sacramental Marriage in Shakespeare (forthcoming from Fordham). [End Page 149]



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