Barbara Bono

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Associate Professor
Office: 545 Clemens Hall
Phone number: (716) 645-0713
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May 3, 2016 Downtown Library C-SAAHN “IMAGINE” Noon-Hour Lecture by Saul Elkin, Shakespeare in Delaware Park & Barbara Bono, UB/Buffalo Bard 2016 by Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History and Nature (C-SAAHN)


Early Modern British literature, especially Sidney, Spenser, and the dramatic literature of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; feminist and cultural materialist theory and history

Works in Progress

  • The Gynecology of the Text: The Revisions of Sidneys Arcadia and some of Their Progeny
  • A book-length study comparing the socio-symbolic conditions of production of Shakespearean drama, c. 1580-1620.

Selected Publications

  • Literary Transvaluation: From Vergilian Epic to Shakespearean Tragicomedy.Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1984; reprint, chapter on "The Dido Episode," ed. Harold Bloom, New York and Philadelphia, Chelsea House (1987) 189-212.
  • "Mixed Gender, Mixed Genre in Shakespeare’s As You Like It," Harvard English Studies, 14 (1986) 189-212; reprinted in Rosalind, ed. Harold Bloom, New York and Philadelphia, Chelsea House (1992) 151-66 and Gale Research Press (1998).
  • "Dido," The Spenser Encyclopedia, ed. A.C. Hamilton, et. al. Toronto and Buffalo, University of Toronto Press and London: Routledge (1990), 218-19.
  • "The Chiefe Knot of All the Discourse: The Maternal Subtext Tying Sidney’s’s Arcadia to Shakespeare’s King Lear," Gloriana’s Face: Women, Public and Private, in the English Renaissance, ed. Susan Cerasano and Marion Wynne-Davies, London, Havester-Wheatsheaf Press (1992) 105-28.
  • "The Birth of Tragedy: Tragic Action in Julius Caesar," English Literary Renaissance 24 (1994) 449-70.