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A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare

ISBN: 978-0-631-20807-5
412 pages
November 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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The question is not whether Shakespeare studies needs feminism, but whether feminism needs Shakespeare. This is the explicitly political approach taken by all-women team of contributors to A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare.
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List of Contributors.

Introduction: Dympna Callaghan.

Part I: The history of feminist Shakespeare criticism.

Part II: Text and Language.

Part III: Social Economies.

Part IV: Race and Colonialism.

Part V: Performing Sexuality.

Part VI: Religion.

Index.
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Dympna Callaghan is William P. Tolley, Professor in the Humanities at Syracuse University, New York. Her most recent book is Shakespeare Without Women (1999), and she has written widely on feminism and Renaissance Literature.
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* Provides the definitive feminist statement on Shakespeare for the 21st century.
* Addresses issues vital to feminist inquiry, including race, sexuality, the body, queer politics, capitalism.
* Appropriates for feminism questions of textual editing and theater history.
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Winner of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Award 2001 for Outstanding Academic Title.

"These 19 original essays reveal the exciting range of inquiry within the feminist community of early-modern scholars . . . the anthology excels in offering clear statements about the implications of feminist practice and absolutely up-to-date scholarship . . . This excellent volume should become a classic of feminist Shakespeare criticism". Choice. <!--end-->

"A feisty collection of articles - all by women - intensely critical of patriarchal control of the Bard and how that has underpinned Western social injustices". Times Literary Supplement.

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