A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare
November 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
Introduction: Dympna Callaghan.
Part I: The history of feminist Shakespeare criticism:.
1. The Ladies' Shakespeare: Juliet Fleming.
2. Margaret Cavendish, Shakespeare Critic: Katherine M. Romack.
3. Misogyny is Everywhere: Phyllis Rackin.
Part II: Text and Language:.
4. Feminist Editing and the Body of the Text: Laurie E Maguire.
5. Made to write 'whore' Upon?: Male and Female Use of the Word "Whore" in Shakespeare's Canon: Kay Stanton.
6. A word, Sweet Lucrece: Confession, Feminism and The Rape of Lucrece: Margo Hendricks.
Part III: Social Economies:.
7. Gender, Class, and the Ideology of Comic Form, Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night: Mihoko Suzuki.
8. Gendered 'Gifts' in Shakespeare's Belmont: The Economies of Exchange in Early Modern England: Jyotsna G. Singh.
Part IV: Race and Colonialism:.
9. The Great Indian Vanishing Trick-Colonialism, Property and the Family in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Ania Loomba.
10. Black Ram, White Ewe: Shakespeare, Race, and Women: Joyce Green MacDonald.
11. Sycorax in Algiers: Cultural Politics and Gynecology in Early Modern England: Rachana Sachdev.
12. Black and White and Dread All Over: The Shakespeare Theater's "Photonegative" Othello and the body of Desdemona: Denise Albanese.
Part V: Performing Sexuality:.
13. Women and Boys Playing Shakespeare: Juliet Dusinberre.
14. Mutant Scenes and 'Minor' Conflicts in Richard II: MollySmith.
15. Lovesickness, Gender, and Subjectivity: Twelfth Night and As You Like It: Carol Thomas Neely.
16. In the Lesbian Void: Woman-Woman Eroticism in Shakespeare's Plays: Theodora Jankowski.
17. Duncan's Corpse: Susan Zimmerman.
Part VI: Religion:.
18. Others and Lovers in The Merchant of Venice: M. Lindsay Kaplan.
19. Between Idolatry and Astrology: Modes of Temporal Repetition in Romeo and Juliet: Philippa Berry.
* Addresses issues vital to feminist inquiry, including race, sexuality, the body, queer politics, capitalism.
* Appropriates for feminism questions of textual editing and theater history.
"These 19 original essays reveal the exciting range of inquiry
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"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.