Shannon Jackson is the James B. Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies and Professor of English, Theater Studies, and Philosophy at Duke University, where she also directs the Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature. She writes on feminism, literary theory, ordinary language philosophy, and literature. Her first book, Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory (1985) has been translated into fifteen languages. Her 1994 book Simone de Beauvoir: The Making of an Intellectual Woman has been translated into five languages, and a new 2nd edition was published in 2008. Her most recent book on feminist theory Sex, Gender and the Body: The Student Edition of What Is a Woman (2005). Her book Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism won the MLA's award for best book in comparative literary studies for 2007. Visit her website.