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Queer Shakespeare: desire and sexuality

Queer Shakespeare: desire and sexuality

Stanivukovic, Goran V., editor

Draws together 13 essays, which offer a major reassessment of the criticism of desire, body and sexuality in Shakespeare's drama and poetry. Bringing together some of the most prominent critics working at the intersection of Shakespeare criticism and queer theory, it demonstrates the vibrancy of queer Shakespeare studies. Now available in paperback, Queer Shakespeare: Desire and Sexuality draws together 13 essays, which offer a major reassessment of the criticism of desire, body and sexuality in Shakespeare's drama and poetry. Bringing together some of the most prominent critics working at the intersection of Shakespeare criticism and queer theory, this collection demonstrates the vibrancy of queer Shakespeare studies. Taken together, these essays explore embodiment, desire, sexuality and gender as key objects of analyses, producing concepts and ideas that draw critical energy from focused studies of time, language and nature. The Afterword extends these inquiries by linking the Anthropocene and queer ecology with Shakespeare criticism. Works from Shakespeare's entire canon feature in essays which explore topics like glass, love, antitheatrical homophobia, size, narrative, sound, female same-sex desire and Petrarchism, weather, usury and sodomy, male femininity and male-to-female crossdressing, contagion, and antisocial procreation

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Published London: The Arden Shakespeare, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Goran Stanivukovic
ISBN: 1474295274, 9781474295277
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: 2017.
Physical Description: xiii, 405 pages
Series: Arden Shakespeare and theory
Subject: United Kingdom, Great Britain; Homosexuality and literature.; Desire in literature.; English; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation.; Literary theory; Literary studies: plays & playwrights; Literature: history & criticism; Literary studies: general; Gay & Lesbian studies; Sex role in literature.; Classic & pre-20th century plays; Literature.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Arden Shakespeare and theory.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781350084476

Contents

  1. Introduction: 'Queer Shakespeare: Desire and Sexuality', by Goran Stanivukovic, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada
  2. 1.'Which is worthiest love' in Two Gentlemen of Verona?, by David L. Orvis, Appalachan State University, USA
  3. 2. 'Glass: The Sonnets' Desiring Object', by John Garrison, Carroll University USA
  4. 3. 'The Sport of Asses: A Midsummer Night's Dream', by Kirk Quinsland, Fordham University, USA
  5. 4. 'As You Like It or What You Will: Shakespeare's Sonnets and Beccadelli's Hermaphroditus', by Ian F. Moulton, Arizona State University, USA
  6. 5. 'The Queer Language of Size in Love's Labour's Lost', by Valerie Billing, Knox College, USA
  7. 6. 'Locating Queerness in Cymbeline', by Stephen Guy-Bray, University of British Columbia, Canada
  8. 7. 'Desiring H: Much Ado About Nothing and the Sound of Women's Desire', by Holly Dugan, George Washington University, USA
  9. 8. '"Two lips, indifferent red:' Queer Styles in Twelfth Night', by Goran Stanivukovic, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada
  10. 9. 'Queer Nature, or the Weather in Macbeth', by Christine Varnado, State University of New York, Buffalo, USA
  11. 10. 'Strange Insertions in The Merchant of Venice', by Eliza Greenstadt, Portland State University, USA
  12. 11. 'Male Femininity and Male-to-Female Crossdressing in Shakespeare's Plays and Poems,' by Simone Chess, Wayne State University, USA
  13. 12. 'Held in Common: Romeo and Juliet and The Promiscuous Seductions of Plague', by Kathryn Schwarz, Vanderbilt University, USA
  14. 13. 'Antisocial Procreation in Measure for Measure', by Melissa E. Sanchez, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  15. Afterword by Vin Nardizzi, University of British Columbia, Canada