The Resource Shakespeare and literary theory, Jonathan Gil Harris

Shakespeare and literary theory, Jonathan Gil Harris

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Shakespeare and literary theory
Title
Shakespeare and literary theory
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Gil Harris
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Language
eng
Summary
How is it that the British literary critic Terry Eagleton can say that "it is difficult to read Shakespeare without feeling that he was almost certainly familiar with the writings of Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Wittgenstein, and Derrida?" Shakespeare and Literary Theory argues that literary theory is less an external set of ideas anachronistically imposed on Shakespeare's texts than a mode--or several modes--of critical reflection inspired by, and emerging from, his writing. To name just a few examples: Karl Marx used Timon of Athens to illustrate aspects of his economic theory; psychoanalytic theorists from Sigmund Freud to Jacques Lacan have explained some of their most axiomatic positions with reference to Hamlet; Jacques Derrida's deconstructive philosophy is articulated in dialogue with Shakespeare's plays; French feminism's best-known essay is Hélène Cixous's meditation on Antony and Cleopatra; and postcolonial theory owes a large debt to Aimé Césaire's revision of The Tempest. By reading what theoretical movements have had to say about and in concert with Shakespeare, we can begin to get a sense of how much the DNA of contemporary literary theory contains a startling abundance of chromosomes that are of Shakespearian provenance
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UKM
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Harris, Jonathan Gil
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2965
LC item number
.H37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford Shakespeare topics.
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  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • English literature
  • Literaturtheorie
  • Rezeption
  • Literaturtheorie
  • Rezeption
  • Literaturtheorie
  • Literary theory
Label
Shakespeare and literary theory, Jonathan Gil Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Shakespeare and theory -- 1. Language and structure. Formalism: William Empson, Cleanth Brooks, Mikhail Bakhtin ; Structuralism: Roland Barthes, Roman Jakobson, René Girard ; Deconstruction: J. Hillis Miller, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida ; Rhizome and actor-network theory: Gilles Deleuze, Michel Serres, Bruno Latour -- 2. Desire and identity. Freudian psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud, Ernest Jones, Melanie Klein ; Lachanian psychoanalysis: Jacques Lacan, Julia Kristeva, Slavoj Žižek ; Feminism: Virginia Woolf, Hélène Cixous, Elaine Showalter ; Queer theory: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Jonathan Dollimore, Lee Edelman -- 3. Culture and society. Marxism: Karl Marx, George Lukács, Bertolt Brecht ; Poststructuralist marxisms: Terry Eagleton, Jacques Derrida, Frederic Jameson ; New Historicism and cultural materialism: MIchel Foucault, Stephen Greenblatt, Alan Sinfield ; Postcolonial theory: Wole Soyinka, Edward Said, Sara Ahmed
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780199573387
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010283182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)500794399
  • (OCoLC)ocn500794399
Label
Shakespeare and literary theory, Jonathan Gil Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: Shakespeare and theory -- 1. Language and structure. Formalism: William Empson, Cleanth Brooks, Mikhail Bakhtin ; Structuralism: Roland Barthes, Roman Jakobson, René Girard ; Deconstruction: J. Hillis Miller, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida ; Rhizome and actor-network theory: Gilles Deleuze, Michel Serres, Bruno Latour -- 2. Desire and identity. Freudian psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud, Ernest Jones, Melanie Klein ; Lachanian psychoanalysis: Jacques Lacan, Julia Kristeva, Slavoj Žižek ; Feminism: Virginia Woolf, Hélène Cixous, Elaine Showalter ; Queer theory: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Jonathan Dollimore, Lee Edelman -- 3. Culture and society. Marxism: Karl Marx, George Lukács, Bertolt Brecht ; Poststructuralist marxisms: Terry Eagleton, Jacques Derrida, Frederic Jameson ; New Historicism and cultural materialism: MIchel Foucault, Stephen Greenblatt, Alan Sinfield ; Postcolonial theory: Wole Soyinka, Edward Said, Sara Ahmed
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
viii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780199573387
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010283182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)500794399
  • (OCoLC)ocn500794399

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