Publications

Journal Articles:

“Translation and Influence: The Influence on German Theory of Dorothea Tieck’s Translations of Shakespeare”. Forthcoming in Borrowers and Lenders.

’Verdammt Metall’: Marx’s use of Shakespeare in his Critique of Exchange Value”. Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory. 45, 1-12. 2017.

“Fortune and Caskets: Necrophilia in The Merchant of Venice.” Shakespeare Seminar Online 2014.http://www.shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/publikationen/seminar/

“That smooth-fac’d gentleman…Commodity”: Shakespeare’s critique of exchange-value in King John. Shakespeare. 4, 2013.

“’Choosing the Wrong Casket’. Ideology and Inaccuracy in Translation.” Asymptote, Fall 2011.

Book review: Great Shakespeareans: Marx and Freud in Textual Practice, 26. 6. 2012.

American Capitalism Contributes to Gang-Related Juvenile Crime. Juvenile Crime; Opposing Viewpoints. Ed. Auriana Ojeda. San Diego: Greenhaven Press. 2002.

Book Chapters:

Marxist Shakespearean Criticism. The Arden Companion to Shakespeare and Critical Studies. London: Bloomsbury. Ed. Evelyn Gajowski. Forthcoming 2019.

Edited Publications:

Currently co-editing with Hugh Grady: “Karl Marx” Special edition of Shakespeare. Forthcoming 2018.

Planned publications:

Shakespeare’s Influence on Karl Marx: The Shakespearean Roots of Marxism. To be submitted to Oxford University Press.

Conferences, lectures

Organised/Convened

Organiser: Shakespeare, Marx and Revolution Conference for 200th Anniversary of Karl Marx’s Birth, Kingston University, 2018.

Panel Leader: “A new imperative in Shakespeare Studies today: From Presentism to Activism”. Panel with Christian Smith, Paul Hamilton, and Remedios Pernish. British Shakespeare Association Conference, June 2018, Belfast.

Convened with Miguel Ramalhete Gomes (Porto) and Reme Pernish (Alicante) “You must needs be strangers: Shakespeare and the Scenography of Mobility”, seminar at European Shakespeare Research Association Conference, in Gdańsk, Poland, 27-30 July, 2017.

Organised symposium: Spectrum Ends of World Literature. University of Warwick, U. K. October 10-11 2016. Funded £1000 by University of Warwick, Global Research Priorities, Humanities Research Centre and Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies.

Convened with Louise Geddes (Adelphi) “Socialist Shakespeares: Theory, Practice and Politics” seminar. World Shakespeare Congress. 31 July-6 August 2016, Stratford-upon-Avon and London.

Presided on panel and read paper with Jean E. Howard (Columbia) and Hugh Grady (Arcadia). “How did Shakespeare Influence Karl Marx”. Modern Language Association Conference.  January 2016, Austin, TX.

Organiser, with Daniel Katz (Warwick). For a Materialist Psychoanalysis. Conference at University of Warwick, May 8-9, 2015.

Convenor, with Hugh Grady (Arcadia). “Marxist Shakespeare/Shakespearean Marx” seminar. Shakespeare Association of  America Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC. 2-4 April, 2015.

 Conference Papers/ Talks

Future conferences:

“’The point is to change it’ Marx’s use of Shakespeare in his move from philosopher to activist,” in Panel with Christian Smith, Paul Hamilton, and Remedios Pernish. British Shakespeare Association Conference, June 2018, Belfast.

“Heine and Marx read Shakespeare in Paris, 1844,” in Shakespeare, Marx, our Moment, Shakespeare Association of America seminar April, 2018, Los Angeles.

Past:

The Repressed Other in the Construction of Subjectivity: Annihilation of the Other in The Comedy of Errors and Romeo and Juliet. “You must needs be strangers”: Shakespeare and the Scenography of Mobility. European Shakespeare Research Association conference, Gdańsk, Poland July 2017.

“Shakespeare’s Influence on Karl Marx: The Shakespearean Roots of Marxism.” Shakespeare Seminar, Universität Trier. 5 July, 2017.

“´Ay, his breast. So says the bond´: Marx, Shakespeare and the Theory of Labour Power”. Shakespeare and Marx. Kingston Shakespeare Seminar at Garrick’s Temple, UK. 24 June, 2017.

“Shakespeare’s and Cervantes’ Influence on Marx and Freud” Symposium: Spectrum Ends of World Literature. October 10 2016. University of Warwick, U.K.

“The Dogberry Club: The Marx’s Shakespeare Reading Club” Socialist Shakespeares. Theory, Practice and Politics” seminar. World Shakespeare Congress. 31 July-6 August 2016, Stratford-upon-Avon and London.

“World Literary Nexus in Ludwig and Dorothea Tieck’s Translations of Shakespeare and Cervantes” Cervantes + Shakespeare 1616-2016 27th SEDERI Conference, Valladolid, Spain. May 2016.

“Bestriding the Threshold of the Self and the Other in Coriolanus and The Merchant ofVenice. Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory. 3 April 2016. Rose Theatre, Kingston, U.K.

“Reading the Roots of Modernity in the Ruins: Kenilworth Castle in Shakespeare’s Plays.” Space, Memory and Transformation in Early Modern Literature. Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. New Orleans, March 2016.

“The Role of Shakespeare’s in Karl Marx’s Radicalisation of Hegel’s Philosophy” Panel: How did Shakespeare Influence Marx? Modern Language Association Conference. Austin, Texas. January 2016.

“Shakespearean Dialectics: From Hegel to Adorno” Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory. 17 December, 2016. Rose Theatre, Kingston, U.K.

“Venting the musty superfluity: Necrophilious wasting in Coriolanus”. Panel paper at Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory: Shakespeare and Waste. 23 May 2015. Rose Theatre.

“Wilhelm Reich’s Dialectical Materialism and Psychoanalysis”. For a Materialist Psychoanalysis. Conference at University of Warwick, May 8-9, 2015.

“Karl Marx at Tomis: The Role of Shakespeare in the Transformations of Marx’s Juvenilia and University Writings.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC. 2-4 April, 2015.

“This is the Stranger’s Case”: Dialectic and Authority in Shakespeare’s Contribution to SirThomas More. British Shakespeare Association Conference, University of Stirling. 3-6 July, 2014.

“Fortune and Caskets: Necrophilia in The Merchant of Venice.” Shakespeare Seminar at the Shakespeare-Tag, Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, Weimar, 24-27 April, 2014.

“Subjectivity in Politics: Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar engaged by Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. St Louis, Missouri, 9-12 April, 2014.

“Translation and Influence: The Influence on German Theory of Dorothea Tieck’s Translation of Shakespeare.” Version, Subversion: Translation the Canon and its Discontents. University of Porto, Dec 2013.

“Capitalist sustainability and necrophilia in Bertolt Brecht’s Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder.” Approaches to Sustainability, University of Warwick, June 2013.

“Translation and Influence: The Significance of Dorothea Tieck Translations of Shakespeare’s on German Theory.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, 28 -31 March, 2013, Toronto.

“Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder; Necrophilia and the Accumulation of Capital.” Lecture in Modern World Literature Module, University of Warwick. February 2013, 2014, 2015.

“Shakespeare and Psychoanalysis: The formative Influence of Shakespeare on Freud and the Development of Psychoanalysis.” Public talk at Freud Museum London. 16 January, 2013.

Commentator for a seminar that read The Merchant of Venice in light of Freud’s “Theme of the Three Caskets” essay and Erich Fromm’s theory of the Necrophiliac Character. Psychoanalysis, Literature and Practice, 7 December 2012. School of Advanced Study, University of London.

“The Role of the Dialectic in the Influence of Shakespeare’s Plays on Marxism, Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory.” Postgraduate Symposium; University of Warwick, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. 27 June, 2012.

“Das Motiv der Kästchenwahl: The Basis for a Psychoanalytic Literary Theory of Comedy” at the Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society Conference. Middlesex University. 9 June, 2012.

“The Shakespearean Roots of Marx’s Aesthetic.” Marx and the Aesthetic Conference. Amsterdam. 10 – 13 May, 2012.

“The Roots of Critical Theory/Frankfurt School in Shakespeare’s Influence on Karl  Marx and Sigmund Freud.” International Critical Theory Conference. Rome. 7-9 May, 2012.

“Marx’s Reading of King John and the Development of the Word ‘Commodity’ in the Early Modern Period.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. Boston. 5-7 April, 2012.

“The Relationship between Surface and Depth in Shakespeare’s Plays as Seen through Karl Marx’s Reading.” British Shakespeare Association 10th Anniversary Conference. University of Lancaster. 24 – 26 February, 2012.

“Capitalism as Tragedy; Marx’s use of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens in his Economic  Writings.” Cambridge Shakespeare Conference titled, Shakespeare; Sources and Adaptation. University of Cambridge. 9 – 11 September, 2011.

“Marx’s Reading of Shylock: A Radical Transformation of Hegel’s Geist. Shakespeare as Intertext Seminar.” World Shakespeare Congress 2011. Prague.

“Flavius’ Womanly Weeping: Mutual Recognition in Timon of Athens.” Shakespeare and Early Modern Emotion Conference. University of Hull. June, 2011.

“Marx’s Reading of Shylock: A Radical Transformation of Hegel’s Geist.” Arts Faculty  Postgraduate Seminar. University of Warwick. 24 November, 2010.