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Lucian Ghita

Lucian Ghita

Senior Lecturer

Office: 615 Strode

Ph.D. (ABD) Comparative Literature, Yale University; M.Phil. Comparative Literature, Yale University; M.A. Culture of the European Renaissance, University of Warwick; M.A. American Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania; B.A. English and Romanian, University of Craiova, Romania


Shakespeare, Renaissance and Modern Drama, Film Adaptation, World Lit

Research Interests:

Trained in Comparative Literature at Yale University, Lucian Ghita teaches courses on British and World Literature, Shakespeare, Renaissance theater, cultural history, film adaptation, and performance. A recipient of multiple teaching awards in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, he is currently a Watt Faculty Fellow working on a collaborative project which uses AI to study the works of Shakespeare. He writes about the intersections of literature, performance, politics, and cultural history. His articles have appeared in Shakespeare, BLARB, Comparative Literature and Culture, Shakespeare Yearbook, CriticAtac, and other journals and venues.


Selected Professional Works

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“The Specters of the Jacobethan Avant-Garde in Romanian Experimental Theatre.” Shakespeare in Romania, Shakespeare in the World, Eds. George Volceanov and Ioan Cristescu. Bucharest: Romanian Literature Museum Publishing House, 2017. 

"The Spectacle of Power and the Disenchantment of Theater in Henry VIII." Shakespeare: Complete Works, Vol. XII, Ed. George Volceanov. Bucharest: Tracus Arte Publishing House, 2017. 

"Theatre as a Double Play/Play of Doubles." Preface to Shakespeare: Complete Works, vol. X, Ed. George Volceanov. Bucharest: Tracus Arte Publishing House, 2016.

“Ghosting Macbeth: Silviu Purcarete Meets Shakespeare and Jarry." Romanian Shakespeare Journal 2.2 (2014): 45-53.

Titus Andronicus (directed by Silviu Purcarete)," the National Theater in Craiova, Romania, 14 March 1992, Shakespeare 9.3 (2013): 342-6. 

"'To Knit these Broken Limbs Again into One Body': The Semiotics of Dismemberment and the Ethics of Spectatorship in Julie Taymor’s Titus,” Shakespeare Yearbook: Lacan and the Renaissance. Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press, 2010.

“Aesthetics of Fragmentation in Taymor's Titus,” Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace. Eds. Alexa Huang and Charles Ross. Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2009. 207-17.

“'I Would Rather Be Honest than Wise': Fictional Protocols and Authorial Credibility in Thomas More's Utopia,” Prose Studies 28.2 (2006): 113-29.

“Spatializing the Body and the Law Machine in Kafka's Der Prozess,” Journal of the Kafka Society of America 1-2 (2006): 3-19.

“'I Can neither Write nor Be Silent': The Circulation of Women’s Texts in Sidney’s Old Arcadia,”   Literature Compass 3.2 (2006): 95-106.

“Reality and Metaphor in Jane Howell's and Julie Taymor's Productions of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus,” CLCWeb 6.1 (2004):

Reviews & Interviews

"Bannon and the Shakespearean Revenge Playbook," Los Angeles Review of Books. January 7, 2018.

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