«No other but a woman’s reason»

Women on Shakespeare- Towards Commemorating the 450 th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Birth

by Krystyna Kujawinska-Courtney (Volume editor) Izabella Penier (Volume editor) Katarzyna Kwapisz-Williams (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 228 Pages


«This collection of essays provides new perspectives on reading, reinterpreting, appropriating and popularising Shakespeare through the work of women – actresses, directors, designers, translators and scholars from different cultural, social and political, mostly non-English speaking, contexts. Raising a wide variety of urgent issues relating not only to Shakespeare but also to the arts, to gender matters, and to postcolonial and ethnic studies, this volume advocates both the illumination of the often neglected, forgotten and rarely appreciated women – who deserve the spotlight of attention on an international level – and the need for revisions in Shakespearean studies, which are dominated by cultural sameness of prevalently male professionals.» (Prof. Dr. habil. Bożenna Chylińska, Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw)


ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2013 (December)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 228 pp.

Biographical notes

Krystyna Kujawinska-Courtney (Volume editor) Izabella Penier (Volume editor) Katarzyna Kwapisz-Williams (Volume editor)

Krystyna Kujawińska-Courtney is Associate Professor at the University of Lodz (Poland). Her research interests are literary theory, especially gender and New Historicist studies. She has published on the global cultural authority of Shakespeare’s plays in relation to theatre and early modern and modern culture. Izabella Penier has a PhD in American literature. She works on African American and Caribbean literature, ethnic and postcolonial scholarship, mainly on critical interventions into Black studies from global frameworks of analysis such as postcolonialism, cultural and diaspora studies. Katarzyna Kwapisz-Williams has a PhD in English studies. Her research interests include literary theory and digital humanities, utopian literature, diasporic literature, and Renaissance studies. She also works on migrant narratives and cultural memory and imaginaries.


Title: «No other but a woman’s reason»