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Chastity and Blackness: Racial Value and Commodity Potential in the Fair Maid of the West, Part I and Othello

Katherine Gillen

in Chaste Value: Economic Crisis, Female Chastity and the Production of Social Difference on Shakespeare's Stage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474417716
eISBN:
9781474434539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417716.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter addresses the role of economic chastity discourse in determining thevalue and subjectivity of racial others. Heywood’s Fair Maid of the West draws out the racial implications of city ... More


The Sound of Change: A Musical Transit through the Wounded Modernity of Desdemona

Lenore Kitts

in Toni Morrison: Memory and Meaning

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460193
eISBN:
9781626740419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460193.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In Morrison’s performance piece, Desdemona, racial, class and gender politics permeate her “reimagining” of Shakespeare’s play and the tragedy (and voicelessness) of his female protagonist. Kitts ... More


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