By Jonathan Gil Harris

ISBN-10: 0199573387

ISBN-13: 9780199573387


General Editors: Peter Holland and Stanley Wells

Oxford Shakespeare issues supply scholars and academics with brief books on vital elements of Shakespeare feedback and scholarship. each one e-book is written via an expert in its box, and combines available kind with unique dialogue of its subject.

How is it that the British literary critic Terry Eagleton can say that 'it is hard to learn Shakespeare with no feeling that he used to be most likely conversant in the writings of Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Wittgenstein and Derrida', or that the Slovenian psychoanalytic theorist Slavoj Žižek can notice that 'Shakespeare surely had learn Lacan'? Shakespeare and Literary conception argues that literary idea is much less an exterior set of rules anachronistically imposed
on Shakespeare's texts than a method - or numerous modes - of severe mirrored image encouraged by means of, and rising from, his writing. those modes jointly represent what we would name 'Shakespearian theory': idea that isn't on the subject of Shakespeare but additionally derives its power from Shakespeare. to call quite a few examples:
Karl Marx used to be an avid reader of Shakespeare and used Timon of Athens to demonstrate points of his fiscal concept; psychoanalytic theorists from Sigmund Freud to Jacques Lacan have defined a few of their so much axiomatic positions near to Hamlet; Michel Foucault's early theoretical writing on desires and insanity returns again and again to Macbeth; Jacques Derrida's deconstructive philosophy is articulated in discussion with Shakespeare's performs, together with Romeo
and Juliet; French feminism's best-known essay is Hélène Cixous's meditation on Antony and Cleopatra; convinced strands of queer idea derive their impetus from Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's analyzing of the Sonnets; Gilles Deleuze alights on Richard III as an exemplary example of his thought of the conflict laptop; and postcolonial concept owes
a huge debt to attempté Césaire's revision of The Tempest. via analyzing what theoretical hobbies from formalism and structuralism to cultural materialism and actor-network thought have needed to say approximately and in live performance with Shakespeare, we will be able to start to get a feeling of the way a lot the DNA of latest literary thought includes a startling abundance of chromosomes - thoughts, preoccupations, methods of utilizing language - which are of Shakespearian provenance.

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