How to Do Things with Shakespeare: New Approaches, New Essays

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Notes on Contributors. Introduction: Laurie E. Maguire (Magdalen College, University of Oxford). Part I How To Do Things with Sources. 1. French Connections: The Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi in Montaigne and Shakespeare: Richard Scholar (Oriel College, Oxford). 2. Romancing the Greeks: Cymbeline's Genres and Models: Tanya Pollard (Brooklyn College, City University of New York). 3. How the Renaissance (Mis)Used Sources: The Art of Misquotation: Julie Maxwell (Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge). Part II How To Do Things with History. 4. Henry VIII, or All is True: Shakespeare's "Favorite" Play: Chris R. Kyle (Syracuse University). 5. Catholicism and Conversion in Love's Labour's Lost: Gillian Woods (Wadham College, Oxford). Part III How To Do Things with Texts. 6. Watching as Reading: The Audience and Written Text in Shakespeare's Playhouse: Tiffany Stern (University College, Oxford). 7. What Do Editors Do and Why Does It Matter?: Anthony B. Dawson (University of British Columbia). Part IV How To Do Things with Animals. 8. "The dog is himself": Humans, Animals, and Self-Control in The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Erica Fudge. (Middlesex University). 9. Sheepishness in The Winter's Tale: Paul Yachnin (McGill University). Part V How To Do Things with Posterity. 10. Time and the Nature of Sequence in Shakespeare's Sonnets: "In sequent toil all forwards do contend": Georgia Brown (independent scholar). 11. Canons and Cultures: Is Shakespeare Universal? : A. E. B. Coldiron (Florida State University). 12. "Freezing the Snowman": (How) Can We Do Performance Criticism?: Emma Smith (Hertford College, Oxford). Index
This collection of 12 essays uses the works of Shakespeare to show how experts in their field formulate critical positions.
A helpful guidebook for anyone trying to think of a new approach to Shakespeare
Twelve experts take new critical positions in their field of study using the writings and analysis of Shakespeare, to show how writers (students and academics) find topics and develop their ideas
Features autobiographical prefaces that explain how the experts chose their topics and why the editor commissioned these particular essays, topics, and authors
Argues that literary research is a reaction to experiences, thoughts or feelings
Essays are arranged in small dialogues of two or three, forming a debate
Teaches students to respond individually to cultural positions
Editiert von: Laurie Maguire
Laurie Maguire is a Fellow of Magdalen College and Reader in English at Oxford University. Her books include Shakespearean Suspect Texts (1996), Studying Shakespeare (2004), Where There's a Will There's a Way (2006), and Shakespeare's Names (2007). Maguire has published widely on Renaissance drama, textual problems, performance, and women's studies.

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Autor: Laurie Maguire
ISBN-13 :: 9781405135276
ISBN: 1405135271
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.10.2007
Gewicht: 464g
Seiten: 308
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 228x151x20 mm
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