Dr. Nicholas Radel
Professor of English

Research Interests

  • Sexuality Studies
  • Theatre and Drama
  • Shakespeare in Film and Performance

Film Studies Courses

ENG 402 Shakespeare on Film and in Production

In this course students explore how languages and technologies of film "translate" Shakespeare's plays into contemporary social and cultural texts. Shakespeare's plays are not viewed as sources or originals but as inter-texts through which to analyze the modern and post-modern meanings of Shakespearean films.

Related Publications

The Taming of the Shrew. New York: Barnes and Noble, 2007.

“The Ethiop’s Ear: Race, Sexuality, and Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet,” The Upstart Crow 28 (2009), 17-35.

“The Transnational Ga(y)ze: Constructing the East European Object of Desire in Gay Film and     Pornography after the Fall of the Wall.” Cinema Journal 41.1 (Fall 2001), 40-62.

“Perestroika?: (Dis)articulating Gay Identity in American Film and Drama at the Millennium.” Essays on American Studies at the Millennium: Ethnicity, Culture, and Literature. Ed.Lena Koski. University of Turku, Department of Art Studies, 2001. 61-74.

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