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Glossberg Term Professor in Humanities:
Margreta de Grazia

de Grazia

Dr. Margreta de Grazia, professor of English, has been named the Joseph B. Glossberg Term Professor in the Humanities. A noted scholar of Shakespearean studies, Dr. de Grazia has been at Penn since 1983 and was appointed as the inaugural holder of the Clara M. Clendenen Term Chair in English in 1998. In addition to her former service as the graduate chair in the department of English, she has taught such undergraduate and graduate courses as “Early Modern Epochal Figures” and “Works, Renaissance Gothic and Shakespeare.” In 2003, her commitment to teaching excellence earned her an Ira H. Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching, SAS’s highest teaching distinction.

Dr. de Grazia is the author of Shakespeare Verbatim and co-editor of the New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies. She also co-edited Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture with Maureen Quilligan, a former Penn English professor, and Peter Stallybrass, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and professor of English. Dr. de Grazia’s latest work focuses on Shakespeare as a historical and cultural phenomenon; early modern notions of subjectivity and authorship; the production and ownership of early modern texts; and the periodizing of literary history. She recently completed a book entitled “Hamlet” without Hamlet, which examines the emergence of psychological criticism and the consequent effacement of the play’s preoccupation with questions of entitlement.

Her scholarship has been supported by fellowship awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Center and the Guggenheim Foundation. Before coming to Penn, she taught at the University of New Mexico and at Georgetown University.  Dr. de Grazia holds her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and her master’s degree and doctorate from Princeton.

This term chair was established in the late 1980s with gifts from Joseph B. Glossberg and Burton X. Rosenberg, both of whom earned undergraduate degrees in economics at Penn in 1963. Mr. Glossberg is senior managing director of Gofen & Glossberg, LLC., a firm of investment counselors in Chicago. He is a former Penn trustee and funded a scholarship for students in the College. Mr. Rosenberg, an attorney in the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw in Chicago, has also given to SAS over the years.

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 23, March 1, 2005

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