Posthumanist Shakespeares by S. HerbrechterPosthumanist Shakespeares by S. Herbrechter

Posthumanist Shakespeares

byS. HerbrechterEditorI. Callus

Hardcover | July 31, 2012

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Shakespeare scholars and cultural theorists critically investigate the relationship between early modern culture and contemporary political and technological changes concerning the idea of the 'human.' The volume covers the tragedies King Lear and Hamlet in particular, but also provides posthumanist readings of other Shakespearean plays.
BRUCE BOEHRER Editor of A Cultural History of Animals in The Renaissance (2007) and co-editor of the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies ADAM MAX COHEN Former Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA GABRIEL EGAN Co-editor of the journals Theatre Notebook and Shakespeare RAINER EMIG Chair o...
Title:Posthumanist ShakespearesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:261 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:July 31, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230360904

ISBN - 13:9780230360907

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction: Shakespeare Ever After; S.Herbrechter PART I: READING SHAKESPEARE 'AFTER' HUMANISM The Science of the Heart: Shakespeare, Kames and the Eighteenth-Century Invention of the Human; N.Rhodes 'A passion so strange, outrageous, and so variable:' The Invention of the Inhuman in The Merchant of Venice; S.Herbrechter Shakespeare and the Character of Sheep; B.Boehrer Homeostasis in Shakespeare; G.Egan PART II: 'POSTHUMANIST' READINGS Care, Scepticism, Speaking in the Plural: Posthumanisms and Humanisms in King Lear; A.Mousley Cyborg Coriolanus / Monster Body Politic; M.Pfannebecker Renaissance Self-Unfashioning: Shakespeare's Late Plays as Exercises in Unravelling the Human; R.Emig Surviving Truth (Measure for Measure); M.Robson PART III: HAMLET, 'POSTHUMANIST' (Post-)Heideggerian Hamlet; L.Milesi Loam, Moles, and l'homme: Reversible Hamlet; M-D.Garnier 'This'?': Posthumanism and the Graveyard Scene in Hamlet; I.Callus Afterword: Post-Posthumanist Me: An Illiterate Reads Shakespeare; A.M.Cohen & D.B.King Index