Libby Shearn Moody Professor of English;
Chair, Department of Education Certificationskura@rice.edu
Professor Skura is the author of The Literary Use of the Psychoanalytic Process
(Yale University Press, 1983), Shakespeare the Actor and the Purposes of Playing
(University of Chicago Press, 1994), and a book about the beginnings of autobiography in England titled Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness
(University of Chicago Press, 2008) She has published articles on Shakespeare and other Renaissance writers and on psychoanalysis. She has held Guggenheim, NEH, ACLS, and Folger Shakespeare Library Mellon fellowships and is past president of the Shakespeare Association of America. She teaches courses in Shakespeare, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, the early modern period, and theoretical approaches to Renaissance literature.