Keevak, Michael 1962-
KEEVAK, Michael 1962-
ADDRESSES: Offıce—Department of Foreign Languages, National Taiwan University, Roosevelt Rd., Section 4, Taipei 106, Taiwan. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: National Taiwan University, Taipei, professor of foreign languages, 1993—.
Sexual Shakespeare: Forgery, Authorship, Portraiture, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 2001.
The Pretended Asian: George Psalmanazar'sEighteenth-Century Formosan Hoax, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 2004.
Contributor to periodicals.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on early modern European orientalism.
SIDELIGHTS: Michael Keevak told CA: "I can best describe my professional career as a slow and constant realization that the world is a much bigger place than one had imagined. It is my goal, as both an educator and a critic, to reinforce the idea of our own necessary provinciality, and the idea that one must be alert to the ways in which one's own thinking both ignores and excludes cultures and histories that are different from one's own. By studying other cultures or other historical periods, we learn to become more discontented with ourselves.
"I am interested not in facts as such, but in their interpretation. A future project will involve the Great Wall of Europe."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Modern Language Review, January, 2003, Pamela Allen Brown, review of Sexual Shakespeare: Forgery, Authorship, Portraiture, pp. 170-171.
Renaissance Quarterly, winter, 2002, David P. McKay, review of Sexual Shakespeare, p. 1446.
Sixteenth Century Journal, fall, 2002, Dale G. Priest, review of Sexual Shakespeare, pp. 924-925.
Times Literary Supplement, February 22, 2002, Andrew Hadfield, review of Sexual Shakespeare, p. 8.