Jennifer DROUIN

Jennifer DROUIN


Jennifer Drouin is the author of Shakespeare in Québec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation (2014) as well as numerous essays on early modern gender and sexuality and contemporary adaptations of Shakespeare. She is the editor of Shakespeare / Sex: Contemporary Readings in Gender and Sexuality (2020). Formerly a tenured Associate Professor of English in the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama, she regularly teaches a bilingual course on both civil law and common law at McGill University.



1/ Shakespeare on screen

  •  “Wayne & Shuster’s Shakespearean Slapstick on Canadian Radio and Television.” Contemporary Readings in Global Performances of Shakespeare. Ed. Alexa Joubin. London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2024. With “Wayne & Shuster Shakespearean and Literary Archive” <>
  •  “Othello in Québec: André Forcier’s Une histoire inventée.” Shakespeare on Screen: Othello. Eds. Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 140-156.
  • “‘Get a Look at Your Wife’s Beautiful Cones’: Lady Macbeth’s Stone Butch Blues and Rural Second-Wave Feminism in Scotland, PA.” Shakespeare on Screen: Macbeth. Eds. Sarah Hatchuel, Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, and Victoria Bladen. Rouen: Publications des universités de Rouen et du Havre, 2013. 331-364.

2/ Other publications


  • Shakespeare in Québec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Edited book

  • Shakespeare / Sex: Contemporary Readings in Gender and Sexuality. Ed. Jennifer Drouin. Arden Shakespeare Critical Intersections series. London: Bloomsbury, 2020.


  • “Queer Eye for the Not So Straight Guy: Ocular Excesses and Erotic Gazes in The Two Noble Kinsmen.” Shakespeare / Sex: Contemporary Readings in Gender and Sexuality. Ed. Jennifer Drouin. London: Bloomsbury, 2020. 212-240.
  • with Johanne Poirier, Daniel Turp, et al. « Le projet de Constitution du Canada de 2017 et le potentiel des conversations constitutionnelles » / “The Draft Constitution of Canada, 2017 and the Potential of Constitutional Conversations.” Revue de droit parlementaire et politique / Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law 12.2 (2018): 301-359.
  • “Diana’s Band: Safe Spaces, Publics, and Early Modern Lesbianism.” Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze. Eds. Vin Nardizzi, Stephen Guy-Bray, and Will Stockton. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009. 85-110.
  • “Nationalizing the Bard: Québécois Adaptations of Shakespeare since the Quiet Revolution.” Native Shakespeares: Indigenous Appropriations on a Global Stage. Eds. Craig Dionne and Parmita Kapadia. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. 105-122.
  • “Cross-Dressing, Drag, and Passing: Slippages in Shakespearean Comedy.” Shakespeare Re-Dressed: Cross-Gender Casting in Contemporary Performance. Ed. James C. Bulman. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2008. 23-56.
  • “Daughters of the Carnivalized Nation in Jean-Pierre Ronfard’s Shakespearean Adaptations Lear and Vie et mort du Roi Boiteux.” Theatre Research in Canada / Recherches théâtrales au Canada 27.1 (Spring 2006): 10-39.


Contributions to Shakespeare on Screen in Francophonia

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