Debora Kuller Shuger, who resided in Rye turns 60 on Sunday.
Shuger, a literary historian and scholar, was born December 15, 1953, in Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan.
Although Shuger has written most extensively on religion in early modern England, her interests range across a number of fields: Tudor-Stuart devotional poetry and prose, theology and biblical exegesis, legal history, political thought, rhetoric, and life writing (biography, memoirs, diaries, etc.).
She has also studied and written about gender, sexuality, colonialism, Classics, and Shakespeare and has published articles on Spenser, Shakespeare, Sidney, Milton, Donne, Jonson, Middleton, rhetoric, hagiography, and mirrors.
Shuger has been a resident fellow at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, the National Humanities Center, and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, as well as a recipient of Guggenheim, NEH, Huntington Library Mellon Foundation Fellowship, and UC President's fellowships. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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