21 February 2017

Paul Franssen receives honourable mention for 'Shakespeare's Literary Lives'

Granted by the Association of American Publishers, the PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing in 53 categories. Dr Paul Franssen (English Language and Culture) received an honourable mention for his book Shakespeare's Literary Lives: The Author as Character in Fiction and Film in the category 'literature'.

Dr. Paul Franssen
Dr Paul Franssen

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents nearly four hundred member organizations including major commercial, digital learning, education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies. Judged by peer publishers, librarians, and medical professionals since 1976, the PROSE Awards are extraordinary for their breadth and depth.

Shakespeare's Literary Lives

In Shakespeare's Literary Lives, Paul Franssen offers the first sustained analysis of stories and films that involve the character of Shakespeare. Taking a broad international and historical perspective, he shows how fictions about Shakespeare help us understand what he meant to a certain age, nation, or author, and how they have become a vital aspect of the Shakespeare industry. Appearing sometimes as a ghost or time-traveller, fictional Shakespeares have been made to speak to many issues, such as the French Revolution, the Irish conflict, colonialism, the Anglo-American relationship, sexual orientation, race and class.