Shakespeare jungle fever : national-imperial re-visions of race, rape, and sacrifice (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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Shakespeare jungle fever : national-imperial re-visions of race, rape, and sacrifice

Author: Arthur L Little
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book takes Shakespeare's plays as a site for studying the specter of interracial sex - of a "jungle fever"--In early modern England's envisionings of itself. Shakespeare's works here assume the status of interrogating, of re-envisioning, rather than simply restaging the scene of a horrific sexual encounter. The author argues that early modern England's national-imperial aesthetic, notably its evocation of  Read more...
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur L Little
ISBN: 0804740240 9780804740241 9780804746335 0804746338
OCLC Number: 44516651
Description: xiii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Altars of Alterity --
1. Picturing the Hand of White Women --
Stripping and Scripting for Death; or, The Arts of Lucrece --
Picturing Lavinia; or, The Story of the Pit --
Stealing Back Lavinia --
Black Rapists and White Redemption --
2. Witnessing Whiteness --
Stratagems: Courting Deportation --
Uncovering the Black Scene --
Black on Display --
Abuse and the Great White Act of Raptus --
3. Framing Antony's Anatomy --
Contagious Pieces --
Antony's Blushing and Leaking Body --
Sacrificial Repatriation: By a Roman Vanished --
The White English and the Hybrid Irish --
Apheton Zoon: The Tendencies of Realpolitik Nostalgia --
4. (Re)posing with Cleopatra --
Behind the Pornographic and Ethnographic Scene --
The Realpolitik of Metatheatrical Space --
The Divine Politics of White Culture --
Queering the Empire.
Responsibility: Arthur L. Little, Jr.
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A study of narratives of interracial sex in Early Modern drama.  Read more...

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'The book's treatment of race in the period (and in the dramatic texts it treats) is perhaps its most original contribution to the field of early modern literary and cultural studies. It will also Read more...

 
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