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Patricia Lennox's teaching and research interests include myths, fables, and fairy tales; Shakespeare; early modern female writers; fashion; classic literature; film history; and theater. Her Gallatin courses have included Writing Seminar II: Myths and Fables in Popular Culture; Writing Seminar I: Making the Modern, which focuses on various art and literary movements between 1895 and 1925; Early Modern Women Writers: 1500-1700; and Frankenstein. She has also codirected a Gallatin study abroad course, Shakespeare in Text and Performance, in England. Lennox has supervised independent Studies and tutorials on topics such as myths and fairy tales, various Shakespeare themes, and fashion-she once worked as Diana Vreeland's Assistant at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute, and she has an ongoing interest in the types of writing generated by the topic of fashion. Lennox has lived for extended periods in England, Spain, India, and Morocco. Her published writing includes theater reviews and articles, often about Shakespeare and performance, in academic journals and anthologies, and her dissertation was on "Shakespeare's Mothers on Film." She has served as a guest lecturer at various conferences, most recently at a Shakespeare theater festival in Gdansk, Poland, and the "Shakespeare Fest" sponsored by the Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland.
Teaching and Research Interests
Shakespeare studies and performance; Elizabethan/Jacobean literature and culture; early modern women; theatre and film history; fashion; mythology, ancient and modern
MA, CUNY, Hunter College BA, Clarion College PhD, CUNY Graduate Center, 1996
Professor Patricia Lennox organized and will chair a panel, “Shakespeare and the Costume Archives,” for the World Shakespeare Congress, which will be held in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, in August 2016. The panel will focus on the “material memories” made available through significant use of archive collections in two museums and one working theatre: in England, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and in France the Centre National du Costume de Scène (CNCS).
Professor Lennox and Professor Mirabella have co-edited for Arden/Bloomsbury Books: Shakespeare and Costume (2014).
Professor Lennox was a speaker in December of 2014 at a conference about theatre costumes, "Rencontres Shakespeare," held at the Centre national du costume de scene in Moulins, France. Her topic was costumes for Juliet's Nurse in modern dress production -- titled "Rencontre la Nurse in Romeo and Juliet: Vêtements moderns pour un personnage élisabéthain." She was also a guest speaker at a forum at St. James Episcopal American Church, in Florence, Italy, in a talk titled, "Why Clothes?"