Post-Colonial Shakespeares

Ania Loomba and Martin Orkin, eds., Post-Colonial Shakespeares (London: Routledge, 1998)

Summary from the Publisher:

Post-Colonial Shakespeares is an exciting step forward in the dialogue between postcolonial studies and Shakespearean criticism. This unique volume features original work by some of the leading critics within the growing field of Shakespeare studies and is the most authoritative collection on this topic to date.

This study explores:

* the colonial and racial discourses emerging in early modern Britain
* how the Shakespearean text later became a colonial battlefield
* how Shakespeare circulates in our post- and neo-colonial world today

This collection of new essays traces the connections between early modern and contemporary vocabularies of colonization, ‘race’ and nationhood.

Table of Contents:

Introduction: Shakespeare and the post-colonial question
2 ‘This Tunis, sir, was Carthage’: Contesting colonialism in The Tempest
3 ‘A most wily bird’: Leo Africanus, Othello and the trafficking in difference
4 ‘These bastard signs of fair’: Literary whiteness in Shakespeare’s sonnets
5 ‘Tis not the fashion to confess’: ‘Shakespeare Post-coloniality – Johannesburg, 1996’
6 Nation and place in Shakespeare: The case of Jerusalem as a national desire in early modern English drama
7 Bryn Glas
8 ‘Local-manufacture made-in-India Othello fellows’: Issues of race, hybridity and location in post-colonial Shakespeares
9 Post-colonial Shakespeare? Writing away from the centre
10 Possessing the book and peopling the text
11 Shakespeare and Hanekom, King Lear and land: A South African perspective
12 From the colonial to the post-colonial: Shakespeare and education in Africa
13 Shakespeare, psychoanalysis and the colonial encounter: The case of Wulf Sachs’s Black Hamlet
14 Shakespeare and theory

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