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Rebecca Lemon

Rebecca Lemon is the author of three books on Shakespeare, including most recently Shakespeare’s King Richard III: Language and Writing (2018) and Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England (2018). She is professor of English at the University of Southern California, and her award-winning writing on Shakespeare, law, political philosophy, and the history of medicine has been supported by numerous fellowships. Her work in Addiction and Devotion, which challenges conventional theories of addiction by tracking its longer history from the 16th century, has been featured in a range of venues, from popular radio broadcasts to political blogs to the publications of the American Academy of Religion