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Presentism, Gender, and Sexuality in Shakespeare

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ISBN-10: 0230223834

ISBN-13: 9780230223837

Edition: 2009

Authors: Evelyn Gajowski, Evelyn Gajowski

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This collection of essays by an international group of prominent scholars explores, for the first time, the implications of presentism for issues of sexual orientation and gender in Shakespeares texts. It offers crucial insights into our present professional, theoretical, political, and social moment, as well as readings of particular texts.
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Book details

List price: $119.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/27/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 294
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Evelyn Gajowski is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Theoretical Frameworks
Resexing Lady Macbeth's Gender and Ours
Dated and Outdated: The Present Tense of Feminist Shakespeare Criticism
"Mirror[s] of all Christian kings": Hank Cinq and George Deux
Ventriloquized Sentimentality, or, The Theory and Practice of Women in War
A Presentist Analysis of Joan, la Pucelle: Whats past and whats to come she can Descry
"Youll be the man!": Homophobia and the Present in Performances of Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet
"My hand is ready, may it do him ease": Shakespeare and the Theatre of Display
"Through the Eyes of the Present": Screening the Male Homoerotics of Shakespearean Drama
Estranging Bedfellows: Early Modern Cinema Today
Uncivil Unions
Uncivil Unions
"A Local Habitation and a Name": Presence, Witnessing, and Queer Marriage in Shakespeares Romantic Comedies
Afterword--"The future in the instant"
Works Cited Index