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Materialist Shakespeare A History

ISBN-10: 086091674X
ISBN-13: 9780860916741
Edition: 1995
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Description: This anthology traces the ascendency of materialist Shakespeare criticism over the past 15 years. Influenced by a diversity of theorists, the essays bear witness to the emergence of material- list criticism as a rich, interpretative practice.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 7/17/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This anthology traces the ascendency of materialist Shakespeare criticism over the past 15 years. Influenced by a diversity of theorists, the essays bear witness to the emergence of material- list criticism as a rich, interpretative practice.

Fredric R. Jameson, Marxist theorist and professor of comparative literature at Duke University, was born in Cleveland in 1934. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University and taught at Harvard, the University of California at San Diego, and Yale University before moving to Duke in 1985. He most famous work is Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, which won the Modern Language Association's Lowell Award. Jameson was among the first to associate a specific set of political and economic circumstances with the term postmodernism. His other books include Sartre: The Origin of a Style, The Seeds of Time, and The Cultural Turn.

Acknowledgements
Materialist Shakespeare: An Introduction
King Lear and the Decline of Feudalism
'The Place of a Brother' in As You Like It: Social Process and Comic Form
The Merchant of Venice and the Possibilities of Historical Criticism
Macbeth: History, Ideology and Intellectuals
Martial Law in the Land of Cockaigne
Charivari and the Comedy of Abjection in Othello
Proof and Consequences: Inwardness and Its Exposure in the English Renaissance
Othello's African American Progeny
Representation and Performance: The Uses of Authority in Shakespeare's Theatre
'What Ish My Nation?': Shakespeare and National Identities
Scolding Brides and Bridling Scolds: Taming the Woman's Unruly Member
'Fashion It Thus': Julius Caesar and the Politics of Theatrical Representation
Henry V and the Paradox of the Body Politic
Radicalizing Radical Shakespeare: The Permanent Revolution in Shakespeare Studies
Notes on Contributors
Index

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