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Magdalena Cieślak, University of Lodz, Poland

Magdalena Cieślak is a professor in the Department of English Studies in Drama, Theatre and Film at the Institute of English Studies at the University of Lodz, Poland. She is also a member of the International Shakespeare Studies Centre, an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary academic team whose aim is to conduct research on Shakespeare’s works and his presence in Polish and global culture. She teaches courses in British literature, Medieval and Renaissance literature, literary theory and adaptation theory. She specializes in Renaissance drama, especially Shakespeare, and the relationships between literature and contemporary popular media in the context of cultural studies. She works in the areas of cultural materialism, feminism, gender studies and queer theory and researches the ways in which cinema and theatre address politically and culturally subversive elements of Shakespeare’s plays.

Jessica Chiba, University of Birmingham, Shakespeare Institute, United Kingdom

Jessica Chiba is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, and an Honorary Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her main research areas are Shakespeare and Philosophy and Japanese translations of Shakespeare. Her upcoming monograph, Shakespeare’s Ontology, considers the way Shakespeare engages with the idea of ‘being’ in his works. Her current research project, ‘Shakespeare’s Untranslatability’, explores Shakespeare’s plays through words and concepts that cannot be translated into Japanese in order to reveal implicit cultural preconceptions in Shakespeare’s works.


Leitch, Thomas. “Adaptation, the Genre.” Adaptation 1:2, OUP. 2008: 106-120.
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Welsh, James. “What Is a ‘Shakespeare Film,’ Anyway?”. In The Literature/Film Reader. Eds. James M. Welsh and Peter Lev. The Scarecrow Press. 2007: 105-114.
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How to Cite

Cieślak, M., & Chiba, J. (2021). Book Reviews. Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance, 23(38), 211–217.