Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare

Shakesqueer puts the most exciting queer theorists in conversation with the complete works of William Shakespeare Exploring what is odd, eccentric, and unexpected in the Bard s plays and poems, these theorists highlight not only the many ways that Shakespeare can be queered but also the many ways that Shakespeare can enrich queer theory This innovative anthology revealsShakesqueer puts the most exciting queer theorists in conversation with the complete works of William Shakespeare Exploring what is odd, eccentric, and unexpected in the Bard s plays and poems, these theorists highlight not only the many ways that Shakespeare can be queered but also the many ways that Shakespeare can enrich queer theory This innovative anthology reveals an early modern playwright insistently returning to questions of language, identity, and temporality, themes central to contemporary queer theory Since many of the contributors do not study early modern literature, Shakesqueer takes queer theory back and brings Shakespeare forward, challenging the chronological confinement of queer theory to the last two hundred years The book also challenges conceptual certainties that have narrowly equated queerness with homosexuality Chasing all manner of stray desires through every one of Shakespeare s plays and poems, the contributors cross temporal, animal, theoretical, and sexual boundaries with abandon Claiming adherence to no one school of thought, the essays consider The Winter s Tale alongside network TV, Hamlet in relation to the death drive, King John as a history of queer theory, and Much Ado About Nothing in tune with a Sondheim musical Together they expand the reach of queerness and queer critique across chronologies, methodologies, and bodies.Contributors Matt Bell, Amanda Berry, Daniel Boyarin, Judith Brown, Steven Bruhm, Peter Coviello, Julie Crawford, Drew Daniel, Mario DiGangi, Lee Edelman, Jason Edwards, Aranye Fradenburg, Carla Freccero, Daniel Juan Gil, Jonathan Goldberg, Jody Greene, Stephen Guy Bray, Ellis Hanson, Sharon Holland, Cary Howie, Lynne Huffer, Barbara Johnson, Hector Kollias, James Kuzner , Arthur L Little Jr Philip Lorenz, Heather Love, Jeffrey Masten, Robert McRuer , Madhavi Menon, Michael Moon, Paul Morrison, Andrew Nicholls, Kevin Ohi, Patrick R O Malley, Ann Pellegrini, Richard Rambuss, Valerie Rohy, Bethany Schneider, Kathryn Schwarz, Laurie Shannon, Ashley T Shelden, Alan Sinfield, Bruce Smith, Karl Steel, Kathryn Bond Stockton, Amy Villarejo, Julian Yates
Shakesqueer A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare Shakesqueer puts the most exciting queer theorists in conversation with the complete works of William Shakespeare Exploring what is odd eccentric and unexpected in the Bard s plays and poems these

  • Title: Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare
  • Author: Madhavi Menon Michèle Aina Barale Jonathan Goldberg Michael Moon Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Sharon Patricia Holland
  • ISBN: 9780822348450
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare”

    1. A particularly awesome pressie from my particularly awesome sister. ♥***I'm not sure I ever really knew what Queer Theory was all about, and after reading the introduction to this volume I felt like I knew even less. In fact I came to rather suspect that it is whatever we each want it to be. So I end up torn between wanting to pin things down a little firmer, and appreciating the freedom to go chase that darned butterfly wherever it may lead. "Peace, peace, Mercutio, peace! Thou talk'st of not [...]

    2. Oy vey, enough already with queer theory. As a lifelong bardolater, I try to be open-minded to all academic approaches to the texts, and I enjoy seeing the ways one can stretch and expand on Shakespeare's great oeuvre. This volume isn't uninteresting, and it is certainly an intriguing academic text.For me, though, it seems a waste of time. My main issue with fringe schools of academic thought isn't that they exist, it's that they attempt to see EVERYTHING through glasses of one particular tint. [...]

    3. Queerly the Question my friendto be or not to bemay not be the true questionof this journeylet not darkness obscureour preponderance of the facts

    4. “There’s something for every queer scholar and Bard-lover in the anthology; from bears in Henry VIII to eunuchs in Antony and Cleopatra, from the death drive in Hamlet to precariously heterosexual marriages in All’s Well that Ends Well, the contributing authors chart Shakespeare’s varied engagements with queerness, putting pressure on assumptions that Shakespeare has nothing to offer to contemporary queer theory. . . . The assorted essays assert that Shakespeare has as much to offer quee [...]

    5. The essays in this companion to Shakespeare's plays are brilliant. Each one is smart, sassy, and adds new ways of seeing Bro. Shake's characters and situations in new light. The queer light.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *