Dr David Hillman, King's



Research Interests

Shakespeare and Renaissance drama; psychoanalytic theory; scepticism; the history of the body. His publications include Shakespeare's Entrails: Belief, Scepticism and the Interior of the Body (Palgrave, 2007); The Great Shakespeareans: Marx and Freud (with Crystal Bartolovich and Jean Howard; Continuum, 2012); The Book of Interruptions (co-editor with Adam Phillips; Peter Lang, 2007); The Body in Parts: Fantasies of Corporeality in Early Modern Europe (co-editor with Carla Mazzio; Routledge, 1997) and Authority and Representation in Early Modern Discourse (editor; Johns Hopkins UP, 1996). Forthcoming publications include Greetings and Partings in Shakespeare (CUP) and The Cambridge Companion to the History of the Body (co-editor with Ulrika Maude; CUP)

Areas of Graduate Supervision

Renaissance Drama, especially Shakespeare; History and theory of the body; Psychoanalysis and culture; Philosophical approaches to literature.Contributes to teaching and/or supervision for the Medieval and Renaissance Literature MPhil and the MPhil in Criticism and Culture.

Selected Publications

  • David Hillman, ‘“If it be love indeed”: Transference, Love and Anthony and Cleopatra’, Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 64 (3) (Fall 2013), 370-410
  • David Hillman, ‘Freud’s Shylock’, American Imago vol. 70 (1) (2013), 1-50
  • David Hillman, ‘”O, these encounterers”: On Shakespeare’s Meetings and Partings’, Shakespeare Survey 62 (2009), 58-68
  • David Hillman,  ‘Troilus and Cressida: The Worst Case of the Other’, Philosophy and Literature Vol. 32, No. 1 (April 2008), 74-87
  • David Hillman, Shakespeare's Entrails: Belief, scepticism and the interior of the body, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, 263
  • David Hillman, "Homo Clausus at the Theatre", Rematerializing Shakespeare: Authority and Representation on the Early Modern Stage, ed. Bryan Reynolds and William West, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005, 161-85
  • David Hillman and Lynn Enterline, "Other Selves / Other Bodies", Shakespeare Studies 33, 2005, 62-73
  • David Hillman, "The Inside Story", Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and Early Modern Culture, ed. Carla Mazzio and Douglas Trevor, Routledge, 2000, 299-324
  • David Hillman, "Hamlet's Entrails", Stronds Afar Remote: Israeli Perspectives on Shakespeare, ed. Avraham Oz, University of Delaware Press, 1998, 177-203
  • David Hillman, "The Gastric Epic: Troilus and Cressida", Shakespeare Quarterly Fall, 1997, 292-313
  • David Hillman and Carla Mazzio, The Body in Parts: Fantasies of Corporeality in Early Modern Europe, ed. David Hilllman and Carla Mazzio, Routledge, 1997
  • David Hillman, "Puttenham, Shakespeare, and the Abuse of Rhetoric", Studies in English Literature Winter, 1996, 73-90