Dr B J Sokol

Staff details

Position Emeritus Professor of English
Email b.sokol (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7436

Academic qualifications

  • MA (Columbia University)
  • PhD (Columbia University)

Research Interests

Shakespeare and other Renaissance writers, twentieth-century American literature, and the connections of literary studies with art history, legal history, physical science, and psychoanalysis.

Publications and research outputs


Sokol, B. J. and Sokol, Mary. 2006. Shakespeare, Law and Marriage. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521024907

Sokol, B. J. and Sokol, Mary. 2005. Shakespeare's Legal Language: A Dictionary. Continnuum-3PL; New edition edition. ISBN 978-0826477781

Sokol, B. J.. 2003. A Brave New World of Knowledge: Shakespeare's The Tempest and Early Modern Epistemology. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. ISBN 978-1611472264

Book Section

Sokol, B. J.. 2003. Margaret Cavendish's Poems and Fancies and Thomas Harriot's Treatise on Infinity. In: Stephen Clucas, ed. A Princely Brave Woman: Essays on Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited, pp. 151-163. ISBN 978-0754604648

Sokol, B. J. and Sokol, Mary. 2002. Where Are We in Legal-Historical Studies of Shakespeare? The Case of Marriage and Property. In: W R Elton and John M Mucciolo, eds. The Shakespearean International Yearbook: v. 2: Where are We Now in Shakespearean Studies? Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited, pp. 249-271. ISBN 978-0754602354


Sokol, B. J.. 2015. Shylock and Marsyas. Shakespeare, 11(4), pp. 337-361. ISSN 1745-0918

Sokol, B. J.. 2014. Cerimon's "rough and woeful music" in Pericles. Shakespeare, 10(1), pp. 46-55. ISSN 1745-0918

Sokol, B. J.. 2009. A Warwickshire Scandal: Sir Thomas Lucy and the Date of "The Merry Wives of Windsor". Shakespeare, 5(4), pp. 355-371.