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Posthumanist Shakespeares

Author: Stefan Herbrechter; Ivan Callus
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave Shakespeare studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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."--Publisher's website.
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Named Person: William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Herbrechter; Ivan Callus
ISBN: 9780230360907 0230360904
OCLC Number: 785873561
Description: xv, 261 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Palgrave Shakespeare studies.
Responsibility: edited by Stefan Herbrechter and Ivan Callus.

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