Sigmund Freud was one of the first prominent intellectuals who endorsed the 1920 theory that "William Shake-Speare" was a pseudonym of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. It is time that psychoanalysts-- and others-- re-examine Freud's theory about Shake-Speare open-mindedly. Those who accept the overwhelming evidence that de Vere wrote the works of Shake-Speare are known as Oxfordians. Psychoanalysts who reach the same conclusion might be called Oxfreudians.
The premiere review of English literary scholarship, The Year's Work in English Studies, wrote of my 2010 article on the Sonnets: "Inferring the sexuality of the sonnets’ author directly from the sonnets’ speaker, and allowing for less poetic license than other critics, Waugaman’s article, ‘The Bisexuality of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Implications for de Vere’s Authorship,’ argues that ‘the wish to disconnect art from life … is strongly influenced by homophobic readings of Shakespeare.’ "
Much poetic license is needed to reconcile the facts about William Shakspere of Stratford with the contention that he was the author of the Shake-Speare canon. Georgetown University, which champions academic freedom, has named me one of their faculty experts on Shakespeare for media contacts. This is one more sign that the Shakespeare Authorship Question is a legitimate subject for inquiry, despite the claims of the traditional Stratfordians that there is no doubt whatsoever about the accuracy of their authorship theory. I invite you to explore this fascinating topic with an open mind. I include here many of my 60 publications on Shake-Speare and the related topic of the psychology of pseudonymity.
My Kindle books on Shake-Speare are available at--
Oxfreudian Book Reviews and Book Essays
- D.T. and J.M. Grunes, What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Psychoanalysis
- Edmondson and Wells's Shakespeare Beyond Doubt
- Movie Review: Anonymous
- David Gontar's Hamlet Made Simple and Other Essays
- James Shapiro's Contested Will
- Robin Fox's Shakespeare's Education
- Mark Anderson's Shakespeare By Another Name
- William Leahy's Shakespeare and his Authors: Critical Perspectives on the Authorshp Question
- Bronson Feldman's Hamlet Himself
- M.B. Krims' The Mind According to Shakespeare
- A.D. Nuttall's Shakespeare the Thinker
- Daniel Swift's Shakespeare's Common Prayers
- J.W. Starner & B.H. Traister's Anonymity in Early Modern England
- John Mullan's Anonymity: A Secret History of English Literature
- Marcy North's The Anonymous Renaissance
Psychiatric Book Reviews
- My e-Book: It's Time to Re-Vere the Works of "Shake-Speare"
- My Earlier e-Book: Newly Discovered Works by "William Shake-Speare"
- My Georgetown University Faculty Profile
- My Ephemera on the Guardian Website
- My Ephemera on the Telegraph, the Spectator, etc.
- News Story about Censorship of my Work by Gary Taylor
- Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship
- Keir Cutler as the Cocky Shakespeare Scholar
- Shakespeare's Phenomenal Legal Knowledge
- Shakespeare Beyond Doubt? (an excellent 2013 book on the authorship question)
- Recent Shakespeare Publications by Georgetown Faculty (type "Shakespeare" in search box)
- Abstracts of some of my Psychoanalytic Publications
- My Google Scholar Profile
- My Amazon Book Reviews
- The Shakespeare Adventure
- "Last Will & Testament"-- New Documentary
- Sidney Lee's unbiased 1899 biography of de Vere
- Shakespeare Concordance-- A Wonderful Research Tool
- Oberon Shakespeare
- Shakespeare By Another Name
- Authorship of Shakespeare
- De Vere's Bible: The Smoking Gun
- The Oxford Authorship Site
- Articles in The Oxfordian
- Declaration of Reasonable Doubt about the Authorship of Shakespeare (Please sign it!)
- The Tempest