Shakespeare and Cultural Materialist Theory (Shakespeare and Theory)

Shakespeare and Cultural Materialist Theory (Shakespeare and Theory)

By: Christopher Marlow (author)Hardback

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Arden Shakespeare and Theory provides a comprehensive analysis of the theoretical developments that have dominated Shakespeare studies in recent years, as well as those that are emerging at the present moment. Each volume provides: a clear definition of a particular theory; a survey of its major theorists and critics; an analysis of its significance in Shakespeare studies; a summary of relevant political, social, and economic contexts; a wealth of suggested resources for further investigation. Combining close attention to Shakespearean texts and the conditions of their production with an explicit left-wing political affiliation, cultural materialism offers readers a radical avenue through which to engage with Shakespeare and his world. Shakespeare and Cultural Materialist Theory charts the inception and development of this theory, setting out its central tenets and analysing the work of key thinkers such as Alan Sinfield, Jonathan Dollimore, Raymond Williams and Ania Loomba.

About Author

CHRISTOPHER MARLOW is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, UK

Contents

Series Editor's Preface viii Acknowledgements xi Introduction 1 1 Cultural materialism vs `old' historicism and formalism: `A positive (k)not' 9 2 Text vs material: Cultural materialism and new historicism 39 3 State vs individual: Cultural materialism and agency 67 4 Past vs present: Cultural materialism and contemporary politics 99 5 `The nature of an insurrection': Cultural materialism and Julius Caesar 127 Appendix 157 Bibliography 159 Notes 173 Index 205

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781472572967
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781472572967
  • weight: 334
  • ISBN10: 1472572963

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