A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare

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Dympna Callaghan
Wiley, May 13, 2019 - Literary Criticism - 608 pages

The question is not whether Shakespeare studies needs feminism, but whether feminism needs Shakespeare. This is the explicitly political approach taken in the dynamic and newly updated edition of A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare.

  • Provides the definitive feminist statement on Shakespeare for the 21st century
  • Updates address some of the newest theatrical andcreative engagements with Shakespeare, offering fresh insights into Shakespeare’s plays and poems, and gender dynamics in early modern England
  • Contributors come from across the feminist generations and from various stages in their careers to address what is new in the field in terms of historical and textual discovery
  • Explores issues vital to feminist inquiry, including race, sexuality, the body, queer politics, social economies, religion, and capitalism
  • In addition to highlighting changes, it draws attention to the strong continuities of scholarship in this field over the course of the history of feminist criticism of Shakespeare
  • The previous edition was a recipient of a Choice Outstanding Academic Title award; this second edition maintains its coverage and range, and bringsthe scholarship right up to the present day

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About the author (2019)

Dympna Callaghan is William L. Safire Professor of Modern Letters at Syracuse University, New York. Her books inlcude Shakespeare Without Women (2000), The Impact of Feminism in English Renaissance Culture (2006), Shakespeare’s Sonnets (2007), Who Was William Shakespeare (Wiley Blackwell, 2013), and Hamlet: Language and Writing (2015). She is a past president of Shakespeare Association of America.

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