S. Matthew Biberman
ProfessorEmail: steven.biberman @ louisville.edu
Office Hours: Spring Term: TTh 12:30 - 1:30 and by appointment
Matthew Biberman is the author of scholarly study Masculinity, Anti-Semitism and Early Modern English Literature (Ashgate, 2004) and the memoir Big Sid's Vincati (Penguin hardback, 2009; Plume paperback, 2010; Plume reprint, 2010). With Julia Lupton and Douglas Brooks, he is the editor of the essay collection Shakespeare After 9/11 (Mellen, 2011), the first book length study of the subject. With degrees from Duke University (Ph.D. English Literature, 1998), New York University (MA, Creative Writing, 1990) and Dartmouth College (BA, 1988), Professor Biberman most often teaches courses in creative writing (nonfiction) as well as in English Literature (especially in the Renaissance), as well as classes on theory and Jewish American Literature.
M.A. New York University
Ph.D. Duke University
Literary Theory, Creative Writing, Early Modern English Literature, Holocaust Studies
Big Sid’s Vincati, New York, NY: Hudson St. Press, 2009. (memoir). Reviewed in the New York Times (Stanley Fish) and featured in the Louisville Courier Journal, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, Motorcyclist, WKU-PBS's Mainstreet, Jay Leno’s Garage and Discovery Channel's Cafe Racer.
Masculinity, Anti-Semitism and Early Modern English Literature: From the Satanic to the Effeminate Jew. Ashgate Press, 2004. Reviewed in Medieval and Renaissance Drama (by Peter Berek), The Modern Language Review (by Tom Rutter), The Review of English Studies (by B. J. Sokol), Renaissance Quarterly (by Thomas Moisan) and in Year’s Work in English Studies.
“Shakespeare After 9/11,” Shakespeare Yearbook XVIII. Volume editors: Matthew Biberman and Julia Reinhard Lupton. Consulting editor: Graham Holderness. Assistant Editor: Ashley Brinkman. Contributors include Jane Bellamy, Harry Berger, Richard Burt, Linda Charnes, Walter A. Davis, Hugh Grady, Julia Lupton, Chris Pyle, Patricia Parker and Slavoj Zizek.
Member, Board of Directors, Savage Rose Theatre Company
Honors & Awards
Phi Beta Kappa member