Princeton, New Jersey 08544, United States
Rebecca received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in comparative literature with distinction from Princeton University in 1982.
The 2013 Dean’s Scholars with Dennis DeTurck, Dean of the College, Robert A. Fox Leadership Professor, and Professor of Mathematics (front row, second from left); Ralph Rosen, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Rose Family Endowed Term Professor, and Professor of Classical Studies (front row, third from left); Rebecca Bushnell, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor, and Professor of English (front row, fourth from left); and Nora Lewis, Vice Dean of Professional and Continuing Education (front row, fifth from left).
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Rebecca received her Bachelor's degree in English literature with distinction from Swarthmore College.
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Rebecca received a Master's degree in English literature from Bryn Mawr College.
(Rebecca W. Bushnell here explores the image of the tyrant...)
Rebecca W. Bushnell here explores the image of the tyrant in English Renaissance drama in light of the traditional opposition between the "proper" king and the unstable, effeminate, and histrionic tyrant found so often in Western political treatises and tracts. Bushnell traces the early modern image and language of tyranny through a wide range of texts, including morality plays, Humanist statecraft literature, and resistance tracts, as well as canonical tragedies.
(Green Desire describes the innovative design of the old m...)
Green Desire describes the innovative design of the old manuals, examining how writers and printers marketed them as fiction as well as practical advice for aspiring gardeners. Along with this attention to the delights of reading, it analyzes the strange dignity and pleasure of garden labor and the division of men's and women's roles in creating garden art.
(A Companion to Tragedy is an essential resource for anyon...)
A Companion to Tragedy is an essential resource for anyone interested in exploring the role of tragedy in Western history and culture. Tells the story of the historical development of tragedy from classical Greece to modernity. Features 28 essays by renowned scholars from multiple disciplines, including classics, English, drama, anthropology and philosophy. Broad in its scope and ambition, it considers interpretations of tragedy through religion, philosophy and history.
(Tragedy: A Short Introduction reinvigorates the genre for...)
Tragedy: A Short Introduction reinvigorates the genre for readers who are eager to embrace it, but who often find the traditional masterpieces too distant from their own language and world.
(This book explores how classical and Shakespearean traged...)
This book explores how classical and Shakespearean tragedy has shaped the temporality of crisis on the stage and in time-travel films and videogames. In turn, it uncovers how performance and new media can challenge common assumptions about tragic causality and fate.
Rebecca received a Bachelor's degree in English literature with distinction from Swarthmore College, a Master's degree in English literature from Bryn Mawr College, and a Master's degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in comparative literature with distinction from Princeton University in 1982.
Rebecca W. Bushnell was a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1982 to 1984. She then joined Penn's English faculty as an assistant professor and became a full professor in 1995. She was director of the campus-wide Presidential Commission on Strengthening the Community in 1993-94 and also served as chair of the University Council Committee on Libraries from 1995 to 1996.
Bushnell served as Associate Dean for Arts and Letters in the School of Arts and Sciences from 1998 to 2003 and as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2003 to 2004. After that she served as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor from 2005 to 2013. Currently she is the School of Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers Professor Emerita of English.
Dr. Bushnell is a scholar of early modern British literature, culture, and history and an expert on the literary genre of tragedy. She has written books on subjects as diverse as plays about depictions of tyrants, humanist education, English gardening, and the history of tragedy. She wrote “Prophesying Tragedy: Sign and Voice in Sophocles' Theban Plays” in 1988, “Tragedies of Tyrants: Political Thought and Theater in the English Renaissance” in 1990 and “A Companion to Tragedy” that was written in 2005.
(Tragedy: A Short Introduction reinvigorates the genre for...)2008
(Green Desire describes the innovative design of the old m...)2003
(This book explores how classical and Shakespearean traged...)2016
(A Companion to Tragedy is an essential resource for anyon...)2005
(Rebecca W. Bushnell here explores the image of the tyrant...)1990