The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment

In his essay on the rise of presentism in Shakespeare studies, for example, Ewan Fernie pits presentism's 'responsibility toward the present' against 'the historicist obligation to the past'. Positing presentism's break from New ...

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment brings together 42 of the most important scholars and writing on the subject today. Extending the purview of feminist criticism, it offers an intersectional paradigm for considering representations of gender in the context of race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and religion. In addition to sophisticated textual analysis drawing on the methods of historicism, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and posthumanism, a team of international experts discuss Shakespeare's life, contemporary editing practices, and performance of his plays on stage, on screen, and in the classroom. This theoretically sophisticated yet elegantly written Handbook includes an editor's Introduction that provides a comprehensive overview of current debates.

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Shakespeare in the Present
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Terence Hawkes
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Psychology Press

This is a stunning collection of essays by Terence Hawkes, which engage with, explain, and explore 'presentism', a new notion of literary criticism. This book suggests ways in which its principles may be applied to aspects of Shakespeare's plays.
Shakespeare Survey
Language: en
Pages: 367
Authors: Peter Holland
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment
Language: en
Pages: 781
Authors: Valerie Traub
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The forty established and emerging scholars whose work is included in this volume bring an expansive understanding of feminism to questions of embodiment in Shakespeare and early modern studies. Using a diverse range of methods--historicism, psychoanalysis, queer theory, critical race studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism, eco-criticism, animal studies, disability studies, textual editing,
The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare
Language: en
Pages: 504
Authors: Robert Shaughnessy
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-13 - Publisher: Routledge

Demystifying and contextualising Shakespeare for the twenty-first century, this book offers both an introduction to the subject for beginners as well as an invaluable resource for more experienced Shakespeareans. In this friendly, structured guide, Robert Shaughnessy: introduces Shakespeare’s life and works in context, providing crucial historical background looks at each
The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Evelyn Gajowski
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism is a wide-ranging, authoritative guide to research on critical approaches to Shakespeare by an international team of leading scholars. It contains chapters on 20 specific critical practices, each grounded in analysis of a Shakespeare play. These practices range from foundational approaches including