The Resource Appropriating Shakespeare : contemporary critical quarrels, by Brian Vickers

Appropriating Shakespeare : contemporary critical quarrels, by Brian Vickers

Label
Appropriating Shakespeare : contemporary critical quarrels
Title
Appropriating Shakespeare
Title remainder
contemporary critical quarrels
Statement of responsibility
by Brian Vickers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The last twenty years have seen an increasing fragmentation in Shakespeare studies, with the emergence of several critical schools, each with its own ideology, each convinced that all other approaches are deficient. In this important book, Brian Vickers argues that, in attempting to appropriate Shakespeare for their own purposes, each of these schools distorts the text by omission and misrepresentation. Two substantial opening chapters trace the derivation of current literary theory from the iconoclastic mood of l960s Paris. They show how an influential group of thinkers in the structuralist and post-structuralist tradition (Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Lacan, Althusser, Derrida, Foucault) promulgated a wholly negative concept of language, arguing that language cannot reliably represent reality; that literature cannot represent life; and that since no definitive reading is possible, all interpretation is misrepresentation. Vickers demonstrates that these attitudes have been decisively refuted, restates the central properties of language, and rehabilitates the notion of the author as creator of a literary work. At the core of the book he surveys the main conflicting schools in Shakespearian literary criticism - deconstructionism, feminism, new historicism, cultural materialism, and psychoanalytic, Marxist and Christian interpretations - describing the theoretical basis of each school, both in its own words and in those of its critics. Evaluating the resulting interpretations of Shakespeare, he shows that each is biased and fragmentary in its own way. Solidly researched, sharply argued and inevitably controversial, this book challenges many recent orthodoxies. As well as to theatre goers and readers of Shakespeare and Elizabethan drama, it will be of great interest to anyone concerned with modern literary theory
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vickers, Brian
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2970
LC item number
.V5 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Literature, Modern
  • Literary quarrels
  • Criticism
  • Literatuurkritiek
  • Toneelstukken
  • Interpretatie
  • Engels
  • Controversen
  • Literaturkritik
  • Literaturtheorie
Label
Appropriating Shakespeare : contemporary critical quarrels, by Brian Vickers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [491]-500) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Christians and Marxists : allegory, ideology
  • Critical theories.
  • The diminution of language : Saussure to Derrida
  • Creator and interpreters
  • Critical practices.
  • Deconstruction : undermining, overreaching
  • New historicism : disaffected subjects
  • Psychocriticism : finding the fault
  • Feminist stereotypes : misogyny, patriarchy, bombast
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 508 pages
Isbn
9780300061055
Lccn
92038549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26853430
  • (OCoLC)ocm26853430
Label
Appropriating Shakespeare : contemporary critical quarrels, by Brian Vickers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [491]-500) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Christians and Marxists : allegory, ideology
  • Critical theories.
  • The diminution of language : Saussure to Derrida
  • Creator and interpreters
  • Critical practices.
  • Deconstruction : undermining, overreaching
  • New historicism : disaffected subjects
  • Psychocriticism : finding the fault
  • Feminist stereotypes : misogyny, patriarchy, bombast
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 508 pages
Isbn
9780300061055
Lccn
92038549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26853430
  • (OCoLC)ocm26853430

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