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Ghita, Lucian

Senior Lecturer

Office: 615 Strode

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

Research Interests:
Lucian Ghita's research focuses on Shakespeare, Renaissance literature and drama, avant-garde theater, performance studies, reception theory, and theater history. He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Yale University, with a dissertation that examines the afterlives of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in the long-twentieth-century avant-garde.

Selected Professional Works

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“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).

(with Alex Huang) “Bibliography of "Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia and Cyberspace,” Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace, eds. Alex Huang and Charles Ross (Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2009).

“’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):

Edited Journals

“Aesthetics of Fragmentation in Taymor’s Titus,” Shakespeare in Hollywood, Asia, and Cyberspace (Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2009), 207-17.

“The Non-Reality of the Fool Show: The Interplay of Identities,” Shakespeareana 2001: The Bulletin of the Students’ Seventh National Shakespeare Symposium (Galati: Fundatia Universitara “Dunarea de Jos” Press, 2002), 46-53.

Reviews & Interviews

Review of Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus (directed by Silviu Purcarete), the National Theater in Craiova, Romania, 14 March 1992, Shakespeare 9.3 (2013).

Digital Works, Videos, CDs & DVDs, Software (Published)

“Bibliography for the Study of Shakespeare on Film in Asia and Hollywood,” CLCWeb 6.1 (2004):