A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 2nd Revised edition)

A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture 2nd Revised edition)

By: Dympna Callaghan (editor)Hardback

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The question is not whether Shakespeare studies needs feminism, but whether feminism needs Shakespeare. This is the explicitly political approach taken in the dynamic and newly updated edition of A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare. * Provides the definitive feminist statement on Shakespeare for the 21st century * Updates address some of the newest theatrical andcreative engagements with Shakespeare, offering fresh insights into Shakespeare s plays and poems, and gender dynamics in early modern England * Contributors come from across the feminist generations and from various stages in their careers to address what is new in the field in terms of historical and textual discovery * Explores issues vital to feminist inquiry, including race, sexuality, the body, queer politics, social economies, religion, and capitalism * In addition to highlighting changes, it draws attention to the strong continuities of scholarship in this field over the course of the history of feminist criticism of Shakespeare * The previous edition was a recipient of a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award; this second edition maintains its coverage and range, and bringsthe scholarship right up to the present day

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Dympna Callaghan is William L. Safire Professor of Modern Letters at Syracuse University, New York. Her books inlcude Shakespeare Without Women (2000), The Impact of Feminism in English Renaissance Culture (2006), Shakespeare s Sonnets (2007), Who Was William Shakespeare (Wiley Blackwell, 2013), and Hamlet: Language and Writing (2015). She is a past president of Shakespeare Association of America.


Notes on Contributors x Preface to the Second Edition xvii Introduction 1 Dympna Callaghan Part I The History of Feminist Shakespeare Criticism 19 1 The Ladies Shakespeare 21 Juliet Fleming 2 Margaret Cavendish, Shakespeare Critic 39 Katherine M. Romack 3 Misogyny Is Everywhere 60 Phyllis Rackin Part II Text and Language 75 4 Feminist Editing and the Body of the Text 77 Laurie E. Maguire 5 Made to write whore upon? : Male and Female Use of the Word Whore in Shakespeare s Canon 98 Kay Stanton 6 A word, sweet Lucrece : Confession, Feminism, and The Rape of Lucrece 121 Margo Hendricks Part III Social Economies 137 7 Gender, Class, and the Ideology of Comic Form: Much Ado about Nothing and Twelfth Night 139 Mihoko Suzuki 8 Gendered Gifts in Shakespeare s Belmont: The Economies of Exchange in Early Modern England 162 Jyotsna G. Singh Part IV Race and Colonialism 179 9 The Great Indian Vanishing Trick Colonialism, Property, and the Family in A Midsummer Night s Dream 181 Ania Loomba 10 Black Ram, White Ewe: Shakespeare, Race, and Women 206 Joyce Green MacDonald 11 Sycorax in Algiers: Cultural Politics and Gynecology in Early Modern England 226 Rachana Sachdev 12 Black and White, and Dread All Over: The Shakespeare Theatre s Photonegative Othello and the Body of Desdemona 244 Denise Albanese Part V Performing Sexuality 267 13 Women and Boys Playing Shakespeare 269 Juliet Dusinberre 14 Mutant Scenes and Minor Conflicts in Richard II 281 Molly Smith 15 Lovesickness, Gender, and Subjectivity: Twelfth Night and As You Like It 294 Carol Thomas Neely 16 in the Lesbian Void: Woman Woman Eroticism in Shakespeare s Plays 318 Theodora A. Jankowski 17 Duncan s Corpse 339 Susan Zimmerman Part VI Religion 359 18 Others and Lovers in The Merchant of Venice 361 M. Lindsay Kaplan 19 Between Idolatry and Astrology: Modes of Temporal Repetition in Romeo and Juliet 378 Philippa Berry Part VII Character, Genre, History 393 20 Putting on the Destined Livery: Isabella, Cressida, and our Virgin/Whore Obsession 395 Anna Kamaralli 21 The Virginity Dialogue in All s Well That Ends Well: Feminism, Editing, and Adaptation 411 Rory Loughnane 22 Competitive Mourning and Female Agency in Richard III 428 Mario DiGangi 23 Bearing Death in The Winter s Tale 440 Amy K. Burnette 24 Monarchs Who Cry: The Gendered Politics of Weeping in the English History Play 457 Jean E. Howard 25 Shakespeare s Women and the Crisis of Beauty 467 Farah Karim ]Cooper Part VIII Appropriating Women, Appropriating Shakespeare 481 26 Women and Land: Henry VIII 483 Lisa Hopkins 27 Desdemona: Toni Morrison s Response to Othello 494 Ayanna Thompson 28 Woman ]Crafted Shakespeares: Appropriation, Intermediality, and Womanist Aesthetics 507 Sujata Iyengar 29 A Thousand Voices: Performing Ariel 520 Amanda Eubanks Winkler Index 539

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/11/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781118501269
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 584
  • ID: 9781118501269
  • weight: 1024
  • ISBN10: 1118501268
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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