Shakespeare Studies Today: Romanticism Lost by E. PechterShakespeare Studies Today: Romanticism Lost by E. Pechter

Shakespeare Studies Today: Romanticism Lost

byE. Pechter

Hardcover | May 25, 2011

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Surveying the complex field of Shakespeare studies today, this book argues that a return to original practices would revive the field. Pechter advances the idea that scholars can perform more effectively by relaxing some of the materialist principles guiding current work, and by reconnecting with the traditions of Romantic commentary from which Shakespearean critical practice developed.


Edward Pechter is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Concordia University and an Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Victoria. He is the author of Dryden's Classical Theory of Literature, What Was Shakespeare?, "Othello" and Interpretive Traditions and, most recently, "Othello": A Norton Critical Edition.
Title:Shakespeare Studies Today: Romanticism LostFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:May 25, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230114199

ISBN - 13:9780230114197


Editorial Reviews

"Unlike almost all in this genre, Pechter's writing is charming, liberal, witty and urbane." - Archiv