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Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Sarah Beckwith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare lived at a time when England was undergoing the revolution in ritual theory and practice we know as the English Reformation. With it came an unprecedented transformation in the ... More


Shakespeare as a Way of Life

James Kuzner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book shows how reading Shakespeare helps us to live with epistemological weakness and even to practice this weakness, to make it a way of life. In readings of Hamlet, Lucrece, Othello, The ... More


Renaissance Psychologies: Spenser and Shakespeare

Robert Lanier Reid

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526109170
eISBN:
9781526121134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109170.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Thirteen writershave comprehensively explained theRenaissance scheme of physiology-psychology used for nosce teipsum, to ‘know oneself’, and other scholars have analysed key features likehumours, ... More


Shakespeare's Fugitive Politics

Thomas P. Anderson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697342
eISBN:
9781474426893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697342.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare’s Fugitive Politics makes the case that Shakespeare’s plays reveal there is always something more terrifying to the king than rebellion. The book seeks to move beyond the presumption that ... More


Psychoanalysis and Early Modern Culture: Lacan with Augustine and Montaigne

Belsey Catherine

in Shakespeare in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633012
eISBN:
9780748652235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633012.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter sets out to justify in historical terms the invocation of psychoanalysis in the interpretation of early modern texts. Lacan offers an understanding of meaning as perpetually unstable. ... More


Shakespeare’s Idolatry: Psalms and Hornpipes in The Winter’s Tale

Joseph M. Ortiz

in Broken Harmony: Shakespeare and the Politics of Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449314
eISBN:
9780801460920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449314.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter shows how The Winter's Tale rehearses the early modern theology of iconoclasm, effectively stoking anxieties in Jacobean England that music had become an inappropriate object of mystical ... More


“Adew, to al Popish satisfactions”: Reforming Repentance in Early Modern England

Heather Hirschfeld

in The End of Satisfaction: Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452741
eISBN:
9780801470639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452741.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses the re-evaluation of satisfaction, outlining a history of early approaches to satisfactory atonement, and dwelling on the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century dismantling of the ... More


The charismatic queen and the centrality of self-love

Robert Lanier Reid

in Renaissance Psychologies: Spenser and Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526109170
eISBN:
9781526121134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109170.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Two distinct portraits of a ‘fairy queen’imply contrary views of human natureand contrary aesthetics.In Spenser’s epic a mystic Glorianadrawsnoble heroes to realise the twelve virtues, perfecting the ... More


Hierarchic architecture in The Faerie Queene

Robert Lanier Reid

in Renaissance Psychologies: Spenser and Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526109170
eISBN:
9781526121134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109170.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Christian Platonic hierarchy shapes Spenser’s epic: a hierarchic family triad, three stages of fall and of recovery. Spenser radically revises this allegory, blamingman, whomwoman lovingly seeks to ... More


The Winter’s Tale Faith in Law and the Law of Faith

James Kuzner

in Shakespeare as a Way of Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269938
eISBN:
9780823269976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269938.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The chapter considers the ethical consequences of epistemological weakness in The Winter’s Tale. The chapter does so by examining faith in the play, with focus on what sort of law most merits ... More


Shakespeare and the Theological–Political Problem

Alex Schulman

in Rethinking Shakespeare's Political Philosophy: From Lear to Leviathan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748682416
eISBN:
9781474406383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682416.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter addresses the political consequences of bondage understood as total bodily alienation through Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure. These plays present areas where ... More


Introduction: Strangers within Christianity

Janet Adelman

in Blood Relations: Christian and Jew in The Merchant of Venice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226006819
eISBN:
9780226006833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226006833.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that The Merchant of Venice's representation of Jews begins and ends with the issue of conversion, and its most dramatic scene threatens to replay the killing of Christ, the ... More


Shakespeare in the Master’s Circle: Stefan George and the ‘Secret Germany’

Andreas Höfele

in No Hamlets: German Shakespeare from Nietzsche to Carl Schmitt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718543
eISBN:
9780191787997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718543.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapters 2 and 3 are devoted to Stefan George, the most important German poet between 1900 and 1930, whose influence extended well beyond poetry. Fashioning himself as a cultural and spiritual ... More


Hamlet in Plettenberg: Carl Schmitt and the Intrusion of the Time

Andreas Höfele

in No Hamlets: German Shakespeare from Nietzsche to Carl Schmitt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718543
eISBN:
9780191787997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718543.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Carl Schmitt’s Hamlet or Hecuba (1956) has been claimed as a major contribution to Shakespearean analysis and political and cultural thought. Chapter 8 gives a fuller view of what Schmitt was aiming ... More


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