About the Author
KAY STOCKHOLDER, 192898, was born in Brooklyn. She studied English Literature receiving her BA from Hunter College (1950), an MA from Columbia University in New York (1952), and her PhD from the University of Washington in Seattle (1964) where she studied under Arnold Stein. After teaching for two years at the University of Ghana from 196466, she spent the next 30 years as a full-time Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada from the mid 60s through 1995. In 1991 she became active in the BC Civil Liberties Association of which she was elected president in 1995, stepping down a few months before her death. Throughout these years she pursued a passionate interest in psychoanalytic theory and the work of Shakespeare. Her book Dream Works, in which the protagonists of Shakespeare's plays are assumed to be "analogous to the figures that we identify as ourselves when we awake from dreaming" was published by the University of Toronto Press in 1987.
Revision and updating of the work was undertaken by AMY SCOTT who completed her PhD at McGill University in 2010 under the supervision of Paul Yachnin. Her dissertation, "Finding Faith between Infidelities: Historiography as Mourning in Shakespeare," was awarded the McGill Arts Insights Dissertation Award in 2010 (given to the best dissertation in the Faculty of Arts). She is currently preparing a monograph based on her dissertation, whilst teaching at Algonquin College, Ottawa.