Book Review Panel

The Biographies of the SBReviews (SHAKSPER Book Reviews Panel Members


Associate Editor for SHAKSPER Book Reviews, Annalisa Castaldo

Annalisa Castaldo is Associate Professor of English at Widener University, where she teaches Shakespeare, Early Modern drama and literature, and Medieval Literature. She has edited Henry V, Macbeth, and Henry VI:1-3, as well as writing articles on Henry V and The Spanish Tragedy. She is currently at work on a book about magic and gender on the early modern stage. She also serves as scholar in residence and dramaturge for The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater.


Mark G. Aune finished his PhD at Wayne State University, worked at North Dakota State University for several years, and currently is an assistant professor in the English Department at California University of Pennsylvania. He divides his research into two streams, one involves Shakespeare and includes performance, film, and popular culture; the other explores modern and early modern travel writing and visual culture. His articles and reviews have appeared in Shakespeare Bulletin, Early Modern Literary Studies, Renaissance Quarterly, Theatre Journal, and Sixteenth-Century Journal.


Hardy M. Cook, Professor Emeritus, Bowie State University, has authored papers on subjects ranging from Shakespeare on television to the editing of electronic texts. He is the owner/editor/moderator of SHAKSPER: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference, now in its twentieth-first year of service to the Shakespeare academic community. He is co-editor with Ian Lancashire of Shake-speares Sonnets and Louers Complaint 1609 and editor of an electronic edition of Venus and Adonis, a part of the edition of Shakespeare's Poems he is preparing for the Internet Shakespeare Editions and Broadview Press. For his work with SHAKSPER and his other scholarly activities, Dr. Cook received the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents Award for Excellence in Scholarship/Research/Creative Activities in April of 1999.


Jeremy Fiebig is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Fayetteville State University, and a graduate of the Mary Baldwin College/American Shakespeare Center program in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance. He served as Assistant Director and Stage Manager for the American Shakespeare Center's 2006 Resident Troupe season including productions of As You Like It, Macbeth, The Tempest with director Giles Block, and Othello. He has directed Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, True West, Peer Gynt, Godspell, The Importance of Being Earnest, Yasmina Reza's Art, The Tempest (ASC's Young Company), and others. Jeremy has performed in nearly 40 productions in the past decade. Highlights include Claudius in Hamlet, the title role in King John, Don Armado in Love's Labour's Lost, Malcolm and Duncan in Macbeth, Antony in Sweeney Todd, and many others. Jeremy is a four-time Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan nominee and an Equity Member Candidate.


Martin Mueller was educated at the Universities of Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Trinity College, Dublin, and Indiana University, where he got a PhD in Classics (1966). He taught at Brandeis University (1965-67) and the University of Toronto (1967-76) before moving to Northwestern University, where he has taught since 1976. At Northwestern, he has held various administrative positions, including Director of Comparative Literature (1976-81), Director of the Humanities Program (1979-81), Chair of the English Department (1983-90), and Acting Chair of Hispanic Studies (1997-99).


Peter Paolucci has literary specializations in the fields of the Renaissance, horror literature, and quantitative stylistics. He is former the Coordinator for the Professional Writing Program at York University. Dr. Paolucci has also taught theory and practice of interface design to senior undergraduate Computer Science students and was the co-recipient of grant money from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to research ways of improving the delivery of medical and dental instruction through videoconferencing. For the past fifteen years, he has been a faculty development advisor in technology and pedagogy for the universities of Ottawa, Guelph, Trent, and York, and for the community colleges in southwestern Ontario. Peter’s current research (The Shakespeare XML Project <>) involves the use of Web 2.0-related technologies to create online editions of Shakespeare that are infinitely unique and continuously changing.


Murray M. Schwartz received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1964 and has since then been a faculty member at SUNY/Buffalo, UMass/Amherst, Claremont Graduate University and, currently, Emerson College in Boston. He has held appointments in English, Comparative Literature, Psychology and Psychiatry Departments. He was also a Dean, Provost, or Academic Vice President at these institutions for twenty-five years. He has conducted NEH summer seminars, in Shakespeare and in Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Criticism. His interdisciplinary interests have included Shakespeare, Psychoanalysis, the Holocaust, and literary theory. He has co-edited two anthologies, Representing Shakespeare: New Psychoanalytic Essays, with Coppelia Kahn (Johns Hopkins, 1980) and Memory and Desire: Aging, Literature, Psychoanalysis, with Kathleen Woodward (Indiana, 1983). He has written many essays, on Shakespeare’s Romances, King Richard II, Shakespeare and Psychoanalysis, D. H. Lawrence, Sylvia Plath, Trauma Theory and other subjects. With Norman N. Holland, he has recently published Know Thyself: Delphi Seminars (online at He co-edits the online journal PsyArt and is President of The PsyArt Foundation ( He was a research scholar at Harvard University from 2005-2007. He is a member of the Psychoanalytic Historiography Group sponsored by the Freud Archives in New York. He is a scholar member of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and teaches Shakespeare, Holocaust Literature, and Literature of Extreme Situations at Emerson College. He co-edited Psychoanalytic Encounters, a collection of papers from the Twenty-Fourth International Conference on Literature and Psychology in Belgrade, 2007. The Dance Claimed Me: A Biography of Pearl Primus, co-authored with Peggy Schwartz, will be published by Yale University Press in April 2011.


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