A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare

Genre: Language Arts
Original Publish Date: Mar 15, 2016
Product Number: EB00666892
Released: Apr 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118501207
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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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