Repositioning Shakespeare: National Formations, Postcolonial Appropriations

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Routledge, Jan 11, 2013 - Literary Collections - 248 pages
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Repositioning Shakespeare offers an original assessment of a broad range of texts and cultural events that appropriate Shakespeare. Examining these materials within the context of 'the nation' in a postcolonial era, Thomas Cartelli considers:
* essays by Walt Whitman
* the nineteenth-century play, 'Jack Cade'
* novels by Aphra Behn, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, Michelle Cliff, Tayeb Salih, Nadine Gordimer and Robert Stone
* the 1849 Astor Place Riot
Cartelli places particular emphasis on redefining the 'postcolonial' in order to find a place for America. In doing so, Repositioning Shakespeare makes a considerable contribution to the continuing debate about the uses we make of Shakespeare.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART I Democratic vistas
26
PART II Prosperos books
86
PART III The Othello complex
122
My Sons Story Children if Light and late imperial romance
169
Notes
181
Works cited
213
Index
225
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Thomas Cartelli is Professor of English and NEH Professor of Humanities, Muhlenberg College.

Katherine Rowe is Professor of English at Bryn Mawr.

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