Presentism, Gender, and Sexuality in Shakespeare

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

EditorEvelyn Gajowski

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This collection of essays by an international group of prominent scholars explores, for the first time, the implications of presentism for issues of sexual orientation and gender in Shakespeares texts. It offers crucial insights into our present professional, theoretical, political, and social moment, as well as readings of particular texts.

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This collection of essays by an international group of prominent scholars explores, for the first time, the implications of presentism for issues of sexual orientation and gender in Shakespeares texts. It offers crucial insights into our present professional, theoretical, political, and social moment, as well as readings of particular ...

EVELYN GAJOWSKI has published two books on Shakespeare: Re-Visions of Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Robert Ornstein and The Art of Loving: Female Subjectivity and Male Discursive Traditions in Shakespeares Tragedies. An active member of the Shakespeare Association of America and the International Shakespeare Association, she is Asso...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 6.9 × 5.57 × 0.96 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230223834

ISBN - 13:9780230223837

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction--E.Gajowski
PART I: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS
Resexing Lady Macbeth's Gender and Ours--B.R.Smith
Dated and Outdated: The Present Tense of Feminist Shakespeare Criticism--P.Rackin
PART II: POLITICS/WAR
"Mirror[s] of all Christian kings": Hank Cinq and George Deux--E.Gajowski
Ventriloquized Sentimentality, or, The Theory and Practice of Women in War--K.Schwarz
A Presentist Analysis of Joan, la Pucelle: Whats past and whats to come she can Descry--K.Stanton
PART III: PERFORMATIVITIES
"Youll be the man!": Homophobia and the Present in Performances of Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet--A.Kiernander
"My hand is ready, may it do him ease": Shakespeare and the Theatre of Display--M.Mangan
"Through the Eyes of the Present": Screening the Male Homoerotics of Shakespearean Drama--A.G.Patricia
Estranging Bedfellows: Early Modern Cinema Today--D.E.Green
PART IV: UNCIVIL UNIONS
Uncivil Unions--L.Charnes
"A Local Habitation and a Name": Presence, Witnessing, and Queer Marriage in Shakespeares Romantic Comedies--A.L.Little, Jr.
Afterword--"The future in the instant"--K.McLuskie
Works Cited
Index

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"Presentism, Gender, and Sexuality in Shakespeare is an important new contribution to the developing field of Presentist criticism in Shakespeare studies. With contributions from an impressive array of international Shakespeare scholars, Evelyn Gajowskis anthology addresses the very issues most on the minds of my students in recent yearsgender roles, cross-dressing, homoerotic subtexts, terrorism, and war. I wish I had had this book available earlier to recommend to my students as a resource for coming to grips with these issues in intelligent, accessible, and thoroughly professional essays." - Hugh Grady, Arcadia University