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CELIA R. CAPUTI. Professor Caputi (formerly Daileader) specializes in Renaissance literature, feminist theory, Virginia Woolf, and critical race studies. She is one of the contributors of the new ground-breaking Oxford edition of Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works and has been quoted in Time magazine (European edition) as an authority on Middleton's women, especially in relation to Shakespeare's. In August 2015 Professor Caputi was invited by the Royal Shakespeare Company to chair the debate "Is Othello a Racist Play?" in Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon. Professor Caputi was a semi-finalist in the annual literary competition associated with Italy's prestigious Salon del Libro di Torino; her autobiographical essay "Come l'ago della bussola" ("Like the Needle of the Compass") is the only work by a North American in the anthology associated with this event, Linguamadre Duemilatredici (Mother Tongue 2013). Her first novel, She Dances The Tarantella, brings the reader to a rarely celebrated, fascinating region of southern Italy and is available in both paperback and e-book formats from