Presentism, Gender, and Sexuality in Shakespeare by E. Gajowski

Presentism, Gender, and Sexuality in Shakespeare

EditorE. Gajowski

Hardcover | November 27, 2008

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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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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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Title:Presentism, Gender, and Sexuality in ShakespeareFormat:HardcoverDimensions:308 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.04 inPublished:November 27, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230223834

ISBN - 13:9780230223837

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Resexing Lady Macbeth's Gender and Ours--B.R.Smith
Dated and Outdated: The Present Tense of Feminist Shakespeare Criticism--P.Rackin
"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
"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
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

Editorial Reviews

"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