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York University professor wins Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award

ShakesYork University scholar David B. Goldstein is the joint winner of the biennial Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award for Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare’s England, published by Cambridge University Press. Goldstein shares the £3,000 prize with University of London’s Gillian Woods for her book on the Bard’s personal faith, Shakespeare’s Unreformed Fictions (Oxford University Press).

The award honours first books published in the previous two years that have “made an important contribution to the understanding of Shakespeare, his theatre, or his contemporaries.” Also shortlisted this year was Kevin A. Quarmby’s Shakespeare and his Contemporaries.

In a prepared statement, Goldstein says, “I’m thrilled to receive this recognition – after so many years of working on a book, you send it out into the world and fear it will just sink into the abyss, but you hope people will enjoy it and engage with it. It’s also gratifying to see that the study of food in Shakespeare has moved from a pastime to a serious field of analysis.”

Goldstein and Woods will take part in a public lecture series in honour of the 450th anniversary of the playwright’s birth, led by renowned Shakespeare scholar Stanley Wells.


August 5th, 2014

3:14 pm

Category: Awards