Making Sense of Shakespeare

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 210 pages
This study undertakes to bring Shakespearean scholars and students alive to reading the plays and poetry with a much higher engagement of physical sense, body, and sense imagination than that to which we are usually accustomed. It builds upon a broadly based investigation of scientific literature concerning bodily perceptions and responses. Making Sense of Shakespeare also demonstrates its approach to reading and provides practical suggestions for students and teachers in pursuing sense reading.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Note on Shakespeares Text
19
Abstract and Concrete Senses in Shakespeare
21
SenseReading Shakespeares Sounds
41
SenseReading Shakespeares Nonvisual Images
51
Resistance to Shakespearean SenseReading
60
Further Contexts of Resistance to Shakespearean SenseReading
76
Working Beyond Resistance
105
Undermind Shakespeare SenseReading as SelfShaping and PlayShaping
117
Practice
127
SenseReading in the Classroom
148
Conclusion Walking Westward
164
Notes
168
Works Cited
187
Index
203
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