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Richard A. Levin
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1972
M.A., Oxford University, 1972
B.A., University of North Carolina, 1965
Professor Levin joined the UC Davis faculty as Assistant Professor in 1974. Before coming to UCD, he taught at Louisiana State University, New Orleans (now the University of New Orleans). His areas of research and teaching include Renaissance literature and drama. He has published Love and Society in Shakespearean Comedy and articles on the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Shakespeare's Secret Schemers: The Study of An Early Modern Device was published by the University of Delaware Press in 2001. He is an associate editor of The Upstart Crow.
- Phi Beta Kappa, 1965
- Honorary Woodrow Wilson Award, 1965-66
- Distinguished Teaching Award, Academic Senate, University of California, Davis, 1978
- Love and Society in Shakespearean Comedy (University of Delaware Press, 1985).
- Shakespeare’s Secret Schemers (University of Delaware Press, 2001).
- "The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, and Two Alternate Approaches to Shakespearean Comedy," English Studies, 59 (1978), 336-43.
- Viola: Dr. Johnson's `Excellent Schemer,'" Durham University Journal, 71 (1979), 213-22.
- "All's Well That Ends Well, and `All Seems Well,'" Shakespeare Studies, 13 (1980), 131-44.
- "Duke Vincentio and Angelo: Would `A Feather Turn the Scale'?," Studies in English Literature 22 (1982), 257-70.
- "King John's Bastard," The Upstart Crow, 3 (1982), 29-41.
- "Brutus: “`Noblest Roman of Them All,'" Ball State University Forum, 23 (1982), No. 2, 15-25. Rpt. in Exploring Shakespeare CD-Rom, ed. Aarti Stephens (Gale Research, 1996).
- "`It Was Not I': Defense Mechanisms in Twelfth Night," The Upstart Crow, 7 (1987), 50-57.
- "The Legende of the Redcrosse Knight and Una, or Of The Love of a Good Woman," Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, 31 (1991), 1-24.
- "Fortinbras and the `Conveyance of a Promisd March,’" CEA Critic, 58 (1996), No. 2, 9-23
- “If Women Should Beware Women, Bianca Should Beware Mother,” Studies in English Literature, 37 (1997), No. 2, 371-89.
- "The Dark Color of a Cardinal's Discontentment: The Political Plot of Women Beware Women,” Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, 10 (1997), 186-202
- “That I Might Hear Thee Call Great Caesar `Ass Unpolicied,'" Papers in Language and Literature, 33 (1997), 244-264
- "What? How? Female-Female Desire in Sidney's New Arcadia,” Criticism, 39 (1997), no. 4, 463-80
Education & Interests:
- Ph.D. (Stanford); Early Modern Literature with emphasis on Shakespeare and Drama