2009 Alice Griffin Fellow: Professor Gary Taylor

Florida State University


Professor Gary Taylor directs the interdisciplinary History of Text Technologies program at Florida State University. He is general editor of the Oxford editions of Shakespeare's Complete Works (1986, 2005) and of the Collected Works of "our other Shakespeare," Thomas Middleton (2008).

Professor Taylor has written about the practice and theory of editing in various periods and genres and has also worked to communicate contemporary literary theory and criticism to a mass audience. He is also general editor of two series published by Palgrave, "Signs of Race" and "History of Text Technologies".

Professor Taylor’s other books include a history of Shakespeare's reputation, Reinventing Shakespeare (1989); a theory of artistic reputations generally Cultural Selection (1996); and a history of Western manhood, Castration (2000).