Scare Quotes from Shakespeare

Marx, Keynes, and the Language of Reenchantment

Author: Martin Harries

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804736213

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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This book argues that moments of allusion to the supernatural in Shakespeare are occasions where Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes register the perseverance of haunted structures in modern culture. This "reenchantment," at the heart of modernity and of literary and political works central to our understanding of modernity, is the focus of this book. The author shows that allusion to supernatural moments in Shakespeare ("scare quotes") allows writers to both acknowledge and distance themselves from the supernatural phenomena that challenge their disenchanted understanding of the social world. He also uses these modern appropriations of Shakespeare as provocations to reread some of his works, notably Hamlet and Macbeth. Two pairs of linked chapters form the center of the book. One pair joins a reading of Marx, concentrating on The Eighteenth Brumaire, to Hamlet; the other links a reading of Keynes, focusing on The Economic Consequences of the Peace, to Macbeth. The chapters on Marx and Keynes trace some of the strange circuits of supernatural rhetoric in their work, Marx's use of ghosts and Keynes's fascination with witchcraft. The sequence linking Marx to Hamlet, for example, has as its anchor the Frankfurt School's concept of the phantasmagoria, the notion that it is in the most archaic that one encounters the figure of the new. Looking closely at Marx's association of the Ghost in Hamlet with the coming revolution in turn illuminates Hamlet's association of the Ghost with the supernatural beings many believed haunted mines. An opening chapter discusses Henry Dircks, a nineteenth-century English inventor who developed—and then lost his claim to—a phantasmagoria or machine to project ghosts on stage. Dircks resorted to magical rhetoric in response to his loss, which is emblematic for the book as a whole, charting ways the scare quote can, paradoxically, continue the work of enlightenment.

Vollkommenheit

ästhetische Perfektion in Antike, Mittelalter und früher Neuzeit

Author: Verena Olejniczak Lobsien,Claudia Olk,Katharina Münchberg

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110222361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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This volume is an inquiry into the philosophical, theological and aesthetic relevance of perfection. The main focus is on medieval and early modern arts. Contributions from English, German and Romance language and literature, as well as from theology, look at works from the Church fathers to Gottfried of Strasbourg, Dante, Petrarca and Shakespeare, as well as Andrew Marvell.

Great Shakespeareans Set III

Author: Adrian Poole,Peter Holland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472578627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1120

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Great Shakespeareans presents a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. This major project offers an unprecedented scholarly analysis of the contribution made by the most important Shakespearean critics, editors, actors and directors as well as novelists, poets, composers, and thinkers from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. An essential resource for students and scholars in Shakespeare studies.

Ariel

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

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America Dreaming and Other Plays

Author: Chiori Miyagawa

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0578101890

Category:

Page: 216

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AMERICA DREAMING is a collection of distinctive plays by playwright Chiori Miyagawa with an introduction by dramaurge Emily Morse that illuminates a unique theatrical vision of how America dreams itself anew.

Reading Shakespeare's Will

The Theology of Figure from Augustine to the Sonnets

Author: Lisa Freinkel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231504867

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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The most influential treatments of Shakespeare's Sonnets have ignored the impact of theology on his poetics, examining instead the poet's "secular" emphasis on psychology and subjectivity. Reading Shakespeare's Will offers the first systematic account of the theology behind the poetry. Investigating the poetic stakes of Christianity's efforts to assimilate Jewish scripture, the book reads Shakespeare through the history of Christian allegory. To "read Shakespeare's will," Freinkel argues, is to read his bequest to and from a literary history saturated by religious doctrine. Freinkel thus challenges the common equation of subjectivity with secularity, and defines Shakespeare's poetic voice in theological rather than psychoanalytic terms. Tracing from Augustine to Luther the religious legacy that informs Shakespeare's work, Freinkel suggests that we cannot properly understand his poetry without recognizing it as a response to Luther's Reformation. Delving into the valences and repercussions of this response, Reading Shakespeare's Will charts the notion of a "theology of figure" that helped to shape the themes, tropes, and formal structures of Renaissance literature and thought.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

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Was ist Philosophie?

Author: Giorgio Agamben

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104902852

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Der international bekannte Philosoph Giorgio Agamben beantwortet die Grundfrage der Philosophie Die Frage »Was ist Philosophie?« kann man erst spät stellen und nur mit Freunden erörtern. Giorgio Agamben umkreist sie daher in seinem Buch mit fünf emblematischen Essays zur Stimme, zum Sagbaren, zum Erfordernis, zum Proömium und zur Muse. Er verbindet archäologische Untersuchung und theoretische Reflexion und geht Fragen nach, wie das Konzept Sprache erfunden wurde, welchen Ort das Denken in der Stimme hat, was unter einer platonischen Idee zu verstehen ist und wie man das Verhältnis von Philosophie und (Natur-)Wissenschaft bestimmen muss. Am Ende wird das philosophische Schreiben – ein Problem, mit dem sich Agamben unausgesetzt beschäftigt hat – zum Präludium eines Werks, das ungeschrieben bleiben muss.

Die Erzählung und das Feuer

Author: Giorgio Agamben

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035830

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Was ist das Geheimnis der Literatur? Mit ›Die Erzählung und das Feuer‹ legt der weltbekannte Philosoph Giorgio Agamben eine Sammlung seiner neuesten Essays vor. Was steht in der Literatur auf dem Spiel? Was hat es mit dem »Feuer« auf sich, das die »Erzählung« verloren hat und um jeden Preis wiederzufinden versucht? Was widersteht bei jedem Schöpfungsakt der Schöpfung hartnäckig und verleiht so dem Werk Intensität und Anmut? Und warum ist das Gleichnis das heimliche Muster jeden Erzählens? Wie in ›Nacktheiten‹ kommen in den zehn Essays die dringlichsten Themen der gegenwärtigen Forschung Giorgio Agambens zur Sprache. Und wie in allen seinen Texten geht es auch hier um die unnachgiebige Befragung des »Geheimnisses« der Literatur, die auch vor deren materiellen Aspekten (wie die Ablösung des Buchs durch den Bildschirm) nicht haltmacht. Inhalt: ›Das Feuer und die Erzählung‹ / ›Mysterium burocraticum‹ / ›Gleichnis und Reich‹ / ›Was ist der Schöpfungsakt?‹ / ›Strudel‹ / ›In wessen Namen?‹ / ›Ostern in Ägypten‹ / ›Über die Schwierigkeit des Lesens‹ / ›Vom Buch zum Bildschirm. Vor und nach dem Buch‹ / ›Opus alchymicum‹

Shakespeare Minus "theory"

Author: Thomas McAlindon

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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Demonstrating and defending a method of close reading and historical contextualisation of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, this collection of essays by Tom McAlindon combines a number of previously published pieces with original studies. The volume includes six interpretative studies, all but one of which involve challenges to radical readings of the plays involved, including Henry V, Coriolanus, The Tempest, and Doctor Faustus. The other three essays are critiques of the claims and methods of radical, postmodernist criticism (new historicism and cultural materialism especially); they illustrate the author's conviction that some leading scholars in the field of Renaissance literature and drama, who deserve credit for shifting attention to new areas of interest, must also be charged with responsibility for a marked decline in standards of analysis, interpretation, and argument. Likely to provoke considerable debate, this stimulating collection is an important contribution to Shakespeare studies.

Du neben mir und zwischen uns die ganze Welt

Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Dressler Verlag

ISBN: 3862729761

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Am Anfang war ein Traum. Und dann war Leben! Wenn ihr Leben ein Buch wäre, sagt Madeleine, würde sich beim Rückwärtslesen nichts ändern: Heute ist genau wie gestern und morgen wird sein wie heute. Denn Madeleine hat einen seltenen Immundefekt und ihr Leben lang nicht das Haus verlassen. Doch dann zieht nebenan der gut aussehende Olly ein - und Madeleine weiß, sie will alles, das ganze große, echte, lebendige Leben! Und sie ist bereit, dafür alles zu riskieren. So hat man die Liebe noch nie gelesen! Eine außergewöhnlich berührende Liebesgeschichte für Fans von Jojo Moyes und John Green mit besonderen Illustrationen, Skizzen, Notizen und E-Mails.

Forgetting Lot's Wife

On Destructive Spectatorship

Author: Martin Harries

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823227358

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Can looking at disaster and mass death destroy us? Forgetting Lot’s Wife provides a theory and a fragmentary history of destructive spectatorship in the twentieth century. Its subject is the notion that the sight of historical catastrophe can destroy the spectator. The fragments of this history all lead back to the story of Lot’s wife: looking back at the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, she turns into a pillar of salt. This biblical story of punishment and transformation, a nexus of sexuality, sight, and cities, becomes the template for the modern fear that looking back at disaster might petrify the spectator. Although rarely articulated directly, this idea remains powerful in our culture. This book traces some of its aesthetic, theoretical, and ethical consequences. Harries traces the figure of Lot’s wife across media. In extended engagements with examples from twentieth-century theater, film, and painting, he focuses on the theatrical theory of Antonin Artaud, a series of American films, and paintings by Anselm Kiefer. These examples all return to the story of Lot’s wife as a way to think about modern predicaments of the spectator. On the one hand, the sometimes veiled figure of Lot’s wife allows these artists to picture the desire to destroy the spectator; on the other, she stands as a sign of the potential danger to the spectator. These works, that is, enact critiques of the very desire that inspires them. The book closes with an extended meditation on September 11, criticizing the notion that we should have been destroyed by witnessing the events of that day.

Kafka am Strand

Roman

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832185933

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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„Kafka am Strand" ist der ungewöhnlichste Entwicklungs- und Liebesroman, den wir bisher von Japans Kultautor gelesen haben: zeitlos und ortlos, voller Märchen und Mythen, zwischen Traum und Wirklichkeit – und dabei voller Weisheit. „Als mein fünfzehnter Geburtstag gekommen war, ging ich von zu Hause fort, um in einer fernen, fremden Stadt in einem Winkel einer kleinen Bibliothek zu leben. Wenn ich alles der Reihe nach erzähle, brauche ich dafür wahrscheinlich eine Woche. Wenn ich stattdessen zunächst nur die wichtigen Punkte aufführe, dauert es ungefähr genauso lange. Das klingt vielleicht wie der Beginn eines Märchens. Aber es ist kein Märchen. In keinem Sinne.“ Der Erzähler dieser Zeilen heißt Kafka Tamura und seine Reise führt in Wirklichkeit aus der realen Welt hinaus in sein eigenes Inneres, entlang an den Ufern des Bewusstseins. Eine schicksalhafte Prophezeiung, der Geschichte von Ödipus gleich, lenkt Kafkas labyrinthischen Weg. „Kafka am Strand“ heißt das Bild an der Wand von Saeki, der rätselhaften Leiterin jener kleinen Bibliothek. Und „Kafka am Strand“ heißt auch der Song aus der Zeit, als Saeki noch Pianistin war und einen jungen Mann leidenschaftlich liebte, sie waren ein Paar wie Romeo und Julia. Die Wege des Erzählers Kafka kreuzen sich auf geheimnisvolle Weise mit den ihren und denen eines alten Mannes, der die Sprache der Katzen versteht und Spuren folgt, die in eine andere Welt weisen.

Fandom

Identities and Communities in a Mediated World

Author: Jonathan Gray,C. Lee Harrington,Cornel Sandvoss

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814732380

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost, “stalk” our favorite celebrities on Gawker, attend gaming conventions, or simply wait with bated breath for the newest Harry Potter novel—each of us is a fan. Fandom extends beyond television and film to literature, opera, sports, and pop music, and encompasses both high and low culture. Fandom brings together leading scholars to examine fans, their practices, and their favorite texts. This unparalleled selection of original essays examines instances across the spectrum of modern cultural consumption from Karl Marx to Paris Hilton, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to backyard wrestling, Bach fugues to Bollywood cinema ̧ and nineteenth-century concert halls to computer gaming. Contributors examine fans of high cultural texts and genres, the spaces of fandom, fandom around the globe, the impact of new technologies on fandom, and the legal and historical contexts of fan activity. Fandom is key to understanding modern life in our increasingly mediated and globalized world.

Shakespeare, Love and Service

Author: David Schalkwyk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139471023

Category: Literary Criticism

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Peter Laslett's comment, in The World We Have Lost, that in the early modern period 'every relationship could be seen as a love-relationship' presents the governing idea of this book. In an analysis that includes Shakespeare's sonnets and a wide range of his plays from The Comedy of Errors to The Winter's Tale, David Schalkwyk looks at the ways in which the personal, affective relations of love are informed by the social, structural interactions of service. Showing that service is not a 'class' concept, but rather determined the fundamental conditions of identity across the whole society, the book explores the inter-penetration of structure and effect in relationships as varied as monarch and subject, aristocrat and personal servant, master and slave, husband and wife, and lover and beloved, in the light of differences of rank, gender and sexual identity.

Shakespeare

Author: Gabriel Egan

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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This guide helps readers make sense of the most commonly taught writer in the world. One approach to Shakespeare is as a dramatist while another approach is to think of him as essentially a poetic writer. The tension between these two views is a theme in this book because it helps us to reflect upon changing literary and critical trends. This is primarily a book for readers of Shakespeare who most commonly experience Shakespeare-on-stage through imagined performances in their own heads. The book starts with a brief explanation of how Shakespeare's writings have come down to us as a series of scripts for actors in the early modern theatre industry of London. The first half of the book then interrogates Shakespearean genres, while the second half examines different critical approaches to his plays via the four key issues of authorship, performance, identity and materialism. The book returns repeatedly to such questions as: 'what has changed since Shakespeare's time?', 'to what uses has Shakespeare been put?', and 'what value is in Shakespeare?' - questions that go to the heart of why we study Shakespeare. Key Features *A chronology of Shakespeare's career as an actor/dramatist that locates him within the theatre industry of his time. *New readings of twelve plays that form a core of the Shakespeare canon: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard 2, Henry 5, Hamlet, Othello, All's Well that Ends Well, The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, The Tempest, and Timon of Athens. *Critical analyses organized by genre (comedies, histories, tragedies, and romance) and by four key critical approaches: authorship, performance, identities, and materialism. *An extensive resources section, including a glossary of the important critical terms that are often used in debates about Shakespeare.

Shakespeare and South Africa

Author: David Johnson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Shakespeare and South Africa is a lively and topical study of the teaching and criticism of Shakespeare in South Africa from the early nineteenth century to the present day, covering a number of key historical moments in the interpretation of Shakespeare. David Johnson's work makes a valuable contribution to the well-established debate focused on the `neo-colonial' use of `English Literature' and to the more recent interest in the conditions of cultural assimilation. Johnson's wide range of source materials - including Cape Department of Eduacation examination papers and exam reports, as well as newspaper articles and essays - provides detailed and original research into the formualtion of a literary education policy in South Africa. The perceptive insights into changes in thinking about pedagogic and cultural issues in the South African colonial 'periphery' and into the values associated with those changes makes for fascinating reading, and a significant resource for SouthAfrican cultural studies.