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Carole Levin

Carole Levin

Willa Cather Professor of History

Contact Information:


612 Oldfather Hall

Department of History
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
Phone: (402) 472-3494
Fax: 402-472-8839
E-mail: email address


Joined the Department:

1998

Carole Levin is Willa Cather Professor of History and Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska where she specializes in early modern English women's and cultural history. She received her Ph.D. from Tufts University. Her books include, Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds: National and Transnational Identities in the Elizabethan Age, co-authored with John Watkins (Cornell University Press, 2009); Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); The Reign of Elizabeth I (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002); and The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994), which was named one of the top ten academic books of the 1990s by the readers of Lingua Franca, September, 2000. She has worked on two major exhibits, "Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend" at the Newberry Library in Chicago and "To Sleep Perchance to Dream" at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. She has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities long-term fellowships. She is the past president of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, the co-founder and president of the Queen Elizabeth I Society, and is Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.


Expertise:

  • Early Modern England
  • Women

Education:

Ph.D. in History, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts l976
M.A. in History, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts l972
B.A. in History and English (with Honors) Southern Illinois University, Illinois l970



Books:

Levin, Carole, and Watkins, John. Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds. Cornell University Press, 2009.
Levin, Carole. Dreaming the English Renaissance: Politics and Desire in Court and Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Levin, Carole, ed. Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaisssance. ABC-Clio, 2007.
Levin, Carole, ed. High and MIghty Queens of Early Modern England: Realities and Representations. Palgrave, 2003.
Levin, Carole, ed. Elizabeth I: Always Her Own Free Woman. Ashgate, 2003.
Levin, Carole. The Reign of Elizabeth I. Palgrave, 2002.
Levin, Carole. The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994.

Articles:

Levin, Carole. "Shakespeare and the Marginalized "Other"" A Concise Companion to English Renaissance Literature. (2006): pp. 200-16.
Levin, Carole. "Sister-Subject/Sister-Queen: Elizabeth I Among Her Siblings" Sibling Relations and Gender in the Early Modern World: Sisters, Brothers and Others. (2006): pp. 77-88.
Levin, Carole. "Elizabeth I and the Meanings of Motherhood" Explorations in Renaissance Culture. (2004).