Post-colonial Shakespeares

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Ania Loomba, Martin Orkin
Psychology Press, 1998 - Drama - 308 pages
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This carefully focused collection of superb new essays explores the multiple possiblities for the study of Shakespeare in an emerging postcolonial period. Postcolonial Shakespeares examines the extent to which our assumption about key terms such as 'colonisation', 'race', and 'nation' derive from early modern English culture. It also looks at how such terms are themselves affected by what was established subsequently as 'colonial' forms of knowledge. The volume features original work by some of the leading critics within the field of Shakespeare studies, including: * Andreas Bertoldi * Jerry Brotton * Jonathan Burton * Jonathan Dollimore * Terence Hawkes * Margo Hendricks * David Johnson * Ania Loomba * Michael Neill * Martin Orkin * Avraham Oz * Nicholas Visser It is the most authoritative of such collections to date and represents an exciting step forward for both postcolonial and Shakespeare studies.
 

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Contents

Introduction Shakespeare and the postcolonial question
1
Part 1
21
This Tunis sir was Carthage Contesting colonialism in The Tempest
23
A most wily bird Leo Africanus Othello and the trafficking in difference
43
These bastard signs of fair Literary whiteness in Shakespeares sonnets
64
Tis not the fashion to confess ShakespearePostcolonialityJohannesburg 1996
84
Nation and place in Shakespeare The case of Jerusalem as a national desire in early modern English drama
98
Bryn Glas
117
Postcolonial Shakespeare? Writing away from the centre
164
Possessing the book and peopling the text
186
Shakespeare and Hanekom King Lear and land A South African perspective
205
From the colonial to the postcolonial Shakespeare and education in Africa
218
Shakespeare psychoanalysis and the colonial encounter The case of Wulf Sachss Black Hamlet
235
Shakespeare and theory
259
References
277
Index
299

Part 2
141
Localmanufacture madeinIndia Othello fellows Issues of race hybridity and location in postcolonial Shakespeares
143

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Orkin is associate professor at the University of Haifa.

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