Keir Elam

Keir Elam

Keir Elam

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Keir Elam is Professor of English Literature at the University of Bologna, where he has served as Head of the Department of Modern Languages, Deputy Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies and chief referee for the evaluation of research in the Humanities. His volumes include Semiotics of Theatre and Drama (Routledge), Shakespeare’s Universe of Discourse: Language-games in the Comedies (Cambridge University Press), the Arden Twelfth Night (3rd Series, 2008) and Shakespeare’s Pictures (2017, Arden Shakespeare). He has also published numerous articles on the theory of drama and performance, Shakespeare and early modern drama, Beckett, and contemporary British and European theatre. He is general editor of the bilingual Shakespeare series for Rizzoli, co-editor of the Anglo-Italian Renaissance Studies series (Routledge), and is on the editorial board of several journals, including Shakespeare Bulletin and Revue Beckettiana.

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