Peter Erickson

Professor in Residence, Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Northwestern University

Peter Erickson, visiting resident scholar at Northwestern University’s Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, is author of Patriarchal Structures in Shakespeare’s Drama (1985); Rewriting Shakespeare, Rewriting Ourselves (1991); and Citing Shakespeare: The Reinterpretation of Race in Contemporary Literature and Art (2007). He is also co-editor of three volumes: Shakespeare’s “Rough Magic” (1985); Early Modern Visual Culture: Representation, Race, and Empire in Renaissance England (2000); and Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s Othello (2005). Erickson also has written extensively on the work of African American artist Fred Wilson in his decade-long engagement with Shakespeare. Most recently Erickson co-edited with Kim F. Hall a special issue (Spring 2016) of Shakespeare Quarterly focusing on early modern race studies.