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Garber, Marjorie B.

Works: 81 works in 480 publications in 6 languages and 21,949 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, wst, Commentator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marjorie B Garber
Academic instincts by Marjorie B Garber( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, cultural critic Marjorie Garber, who has written on topics as different as Shakespeare, dogs, cross-dressing, and real estate, explores the pleasures and pitfalls of academic life. Academic Instincts discusses three of the perennial issues that have surfaced in recent debates about the humanities: the relation between amateurs" and "professionals," the relation between one academic discipline and another, and the relation between "jargon" and "plain language." Rather than merely taking sides, the book explores the ways in which such debates are essential to intellectual life. Garber argues that the very things deplored or defended in discussions of the humanities can be neither eliminated nor endorsed because the discussion itself is what gives humanistic thought its vitality."--Jacket
Shakespeare after all by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains all 38 plays
Patronizing the arts by Marjorie B Garber( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the role of the arts in American culture? Is art an essential element? If so, how should we support it? Today, as in the past, artists need the funding, approval, and friendship of patrons whether they are individuals, corporations, governments, or nonprofit foundations. But as Patronizing the Arts shows, these relationships can be problematic, leaving artists "patronized"--Both supported with funds and personal interest, while being condescended to for vocations misperceived as play rather than serious work. In this provocative book, Marjorie Garber looks at the history of patronage, explains how patronage has elevated and damaged the arts in modern culture, and argues for the university as a serious patron of the arts."--Jacket
Vested interests : cross-dressing & cultural anxiety by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

53 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the bold claim, ""There can be no culture without the transvestite, "" Marjorie Garber explores the nature and significance of cross-dressing and of the West's recurring fascination with it. Rich in anecdote and insight, Vested Interests offers a provocative and entertaining view of our ongoing obsession with dressing up--and with the power of clothes
Loaded words by Marjorie B Garber( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Loaded Words the inimitable literary and cultural critic Marjorie Garber invites readers to join her in a rigorous and exuberant exploration of language. What links the pieces included in this vibrant new collection is the author's contention that all words are inescapably loaded-that is, highly charged, explosive, substantial, intoxicating, fruitful, and overbrimming-and that such loading is what makes language matter. Garber casts her keen eye on terms from knowledge, belief, madness, interruption, genius, and celebrity to humanities, general education, and academia. Included here are an array of stirring essays, from the title piece, with its demonstration of the importance of language to our thinking about the world; to the superb Mad Lib, on the concept of madness from Mad magazine to debates between Foucault and Derrida; to pieces on Shakespeare, the most culturally loaded name of our time, and the Renaissance."--Publisher's description
Shakespeare and modern culture by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing the continued timeliness of Shakespeare's work, a leading Shakespearean scholar reassesses ten key plays to explore the interconnection between the playwright and the modern world
Dream in Shakespeare; from metaphor to metamorphosis by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dream is a central image for Shakespeare, encompassing at once the terrors of the irrational and the creative powers of the imagination - one's deepest fears and highest aspirations. Used in the early plays as a verbal or structural device, dream becomes, in the tragedies and late romances, a transforming experience which leads the dreamer towards a moment of self-awareness. In this illuminating study, now reissued with a new preface by the author, Marjorie Garber skillfully charts the development of Shakespeare's use of dream from the opening lines of Richard III to the magic of A Midsummer Night's Dream to Hamlet's most famous soliloquy. Drawing on the works of Freud and other psychologists, but basing its argument on the language and dramatic structure of the plays themselves, 'Dream in Shakespeare' presents a coherent and innovative reading of the plays and their developing concept of dream
The use and abuse of literature by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even as the decline of the reading of literature, as argued by the National Endowment for the Arts, proceeds in our culture, the author, gives us a meditation on the usefulness and uselessness of literature in the digital age. What is literature, anyway? How has it been understood over time, and what is its relevance for us today? Who are its gatekeepers? Is its canonicity fixed? Why has literature been on the defensive since Plato? Does it have any use at all, or does it merely serve as an aristocratic or bourgeois accoutrement attesting to worldly sophistication and refinement of spirit? Is it, as most of us assume, good to read literature, much less study it, and what does either mean? This is a book about our culture in crisis, as well as an appreciation of popular culture. The winning aim is to reclaim literature from the margins of our personal, educational, and professional lives and restore it to the center, as a fierce, radical way of thinking
Coming of age in Shakespeare by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marjorie Garber examines the rites of passage and maturation patterns--"coming of age"--In Shakespeare's plays. Citing examples from virtually the entire Shakespeare canon, she pays particular attention to the way his characters grow and change at points of personal crisis. Among the crises Garber discusses are: separation from parent or sibling in preparation for sexual love and the choice of husband or wife; the use of names and nicknames as a sign of individual exploits or status; virginity, sexual initiation and the acceptance of sexual maturity, childbearing and parenthood; and, finally, attitudes toward death and dying
A manifesto for literary studies by Marjorie B Garber( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manifesto revives the ancient craft whose ultimate focus is language in action. In this book, Garber passionately concludes that "the future importance of literary studies - and, if we care about such things, its intellectual and cultural prestige both among the other disciplines and in the world - will come from taking risks, and not from playing it safe.""--Jacket
Vice versa : bisexuality and the eroticism of everyday life by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty, learned, and scrupulously researched book, the author examines bisexuality and its many modes through a variety of critical lenses: cultural, literary, and psychological. Bisexuality is a monumental inquiry into what "normal" might mean, and just how difficult it is to make claims about sexuality, someone else's or one's own
Profiling Shakespeare by Marjorie B Garber( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The title of this collection, Profiling Shakespeare, is meant strongly in its double sense. These essays show the outline of a Shakespeare rather different from the man sought by biographers from his time to our own. They also show the effects, the ephemera, the clues and cues, welcome and unwelcome, out of which Shakespeare's admirers and dedicated scholars have pieced together a vision of the playwright, whether as sage, psychologist, lover, theatrical entrepreneur, or moral authority. This collection brings together classic pieces, hard-to-find chapters, and two new essays. Here, Garber has produced a book at once serious and highly readable, ranging broadly across time periods (early modern to postmodern) and touching upon both high and popular culture."--Jacket
Shakespeare's ghost writers : literature as uncanny causality by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Shakespeare are filled with ghosts - and ghost writing. Shakespeare's Ghost Writers is an examination of the authorship controversy surrounding Shakespeare: the claim made repeatedly that the plays were ghost written. Ghosts take the form of absences, erasures, even forgeries and signatures - metaphors extended to include Shakespeare himself and his haunting of us, and in particular theorists such Derrida, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud - the figure of Shakespeare constantly made and remade by contemporary culture. Marjorie Garber, one of the most eminent Shakespearean theorists writing today, asks what is at stake in the imputation that "Shakespeare" did not write the plays, and shows that the plays themselves both thematize and theorize that controversy. --Book Jacket
Cannibals, witches, and divorce : estranging the Renaissance by Mass.) English institute (Cambridge( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex and real estate : why we love houses by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marjorie Garber ranges through literature, art, film, journalism, criticism, and the hard evidence of everyday experience, and gives us an acute analysis of the ways in which we think about the places we hang our hats. She discusses the House as Beloved, as Mother, as Body. She writes about the Dream House, the Trophy House, the House as History, and the Summer House."--Jacket
Dog love by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dog has embodied our most elegiac feelings? In exploring these and other questions, Dog Love shows how, in a society that is less and less "humane," it is with the dog that we permit ourselves to experience and express our deepest sorrows and joys. As this profound and profoundly delightful book makes plain, it is the dog who makes us human
Media spectacles( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One nation under God? : religion and American culture by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is America a religious nation? Is it a nation of many nations? Is there an American religion? This text is a consideration of how religion manifests itself in America today
Quotation marks by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Danish and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural critic Marjorie Garber turns to the history of words, great writers, everyday speech, and the painted image to spin tales about the way we live. There are pieces on Jane Austen Syndrome, on forgery, on sequels (think George "Dubya") and on anachronism ("historical correctness")
Secret agents : the Rosenberg case, McCarthyism, and fifties America by Marjorie B Garber( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the American Bar Association recreated the trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on the fortieth anniversary of their execution, the jury acquitted the ""mock Rosenbergs, "" finding that in today's courts they would not have been convicted of espionage. The 1950s trial of the Rosenbergs on charges of ""Atomic Spying"" and ""stealing the secrets of the Atomic bomb"" was a major event of Cold War America, galvanizing public opinion on all sides of the question. Secret Agents presents essays by lawyers, cultural critics, social historians and histo
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Shakespeare after all
Shakespeare after allPatronizing the artsVested interests : cross-dressing & cultural anxietyShakespeare and modern cultureThe use and abuse of literatureComing of age in ShakespeareA manifesto for literary studiesVice versa : bisexuality and the eroticism of everyday life
Alternative Names
Garber, Marge

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Garber, Marjorie.

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Garber, Marjorie B.

Marjorie Garber American academic

Marjorie Garber Amerikaans specialiste in literatuur

Marjorie Garber amerikanische Anglistin und Hochschullehrerin

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