Professor Deanne Williams - Looking for Shakespeare's Girls
Deanne Williams is a professor of English at York University, Toronto, and a Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Prof Williams specialises in medieval and renaissance literatures, and is recognised internationally for pioneering work on renaissance girlhood, including in her best-known book Shakespeare and the Performance of Girlhood. A member of the Royal Society of Canada, she was recently awarded a prestigious Killam Fellowship for her work on the girl actor. Prof Williams is this year's Dr Alice Griffin Visiting Shakespearean Fellow and has held two public talks at Auckland University this week, including one called Looking for Shakespeare's Girls.