Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Carol Thomas Neely

Emeritus Professor of English

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Selected Publications


  • Distracted Subjects: Madness and Gender in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994.
  • Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare's Plays. . New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.
  • Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare's Plays. Reprinted in Paperback with New Preface. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Book Contributions

  • "Revengers Tragedies: Affairs Between Men." The Revenger’s Tragedy: A Critical Reader. Ed. Brian Walsh. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. 143-65.
  • "‘Strange Things in Hand’: Perverse Pleasures and Erotic Triangles in The Merry Wives of Windsor." The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, and Race. Ed. Valerie Traub. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 318-332.
  • "‘Distracted Measures’: madness and theatricality in Middleton." Thomas Middleton in Context. Ed. Suzanne Gossett. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 306-313.

Edited Books

  • Neely, Carol T., Gayle Greene, and Carolyn Ruth S. Lenz. The Woman's Part: Feminist Criticism of Shakespeare. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1980.