Shakesqueer (Duke University Press)

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Shakesqueer puts the most exciting queer theorists in conversation with the complete works of William Shakespeare. Exploring what is odd, eccentric, and unexpected in the Bard’s plays and poems, these theorists highlight not only the many ways that Shakespeare can be queered, but also the many ways that Shakespeare can enrich queer theory. This innovative anthology reveals an early modern playwright insistently returning to questions of language, identity, and temporality, themes central to contemporary queer theory. Since many of the contributors do not study early modern literature, Shakesqueer takes queer theory back and brings Shakespeare forward, challenging the chronological confinement of queer theory to the last two hundred years. The book also challenges conceptual certainties that have narrowly equated queerness with homosexuality. Chasing all manner of stray desires through every one of Shakespeare’s plays and poems, the contributors cross temporal, animal, theoretical, and sexual boundaries with abandon. Claiming adherence to no one school of thought, the essays consider The Winter’s Tale alongside network TV, Hamlet in relation to the death drive, King John as a history of queer theory, and Much Ado About Nothing in tune with a Sondheim musical. Together they expand the reach of queerness and queer critique across chronologies, methodologies, and bodies.Contributors: Matt Bell; Amanda Berry; Daniel Boyarin; Judith Brown; Steven Bruhm; Peter Coviello; Julie Crawford; Drew Daniel; Mario DiGangi; Lee Edelman; Jason Edwards; Aranye Fradenburg; Carla Freccero; Daniel Juan Gil; Jonathan Goldberg; Jody Greene; Stephen Guy-Bray; Ellis Hanson; Sharon Holland; Cary Howie; Lynne Huffer; Barbara Johnson; Hector Kollias; James Kuzner; Arthur L. Little Jr.; Philip Lorenz; Heather Love; Jeffrey Masten; Robert McRuer; Madhavi Menon; Michael Moon; Paul Morrison; Andrew Nicholls; Kevin Ohi; Patrick R. O’Malley; Ann Pellegrini; Richard Rambuss; Valerie Rohy; Bethany Schneider; Kathryn Schwarz; Laurie Shannon; Ashley T. Shelden; Alan Sinfield; Bruce Smith; Karl Steel; Kathryn Bond Stockton; Amy Villarejo; Julian Yates
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ISBN-13: 9780822348450
ISBN-10: 0822348454
Pagini: 494
Ilustrații: 18 illustrations
Dimensiuni: 155 x 234 x 33 mm
Greutate: 0.72 kg
Editura: Duke University Press
Colecția Duke University Press
Seriile Duke University Press , Series Q


ContentsIntroduction. Queer Shakes. Madhavi MenonAll is True (Henry VIII): The Unbearable Sex of Henry VIII. Steven Bruhm; All’s Well that Ends Well: Is Marriage Always Already Heterosexual? Julie Crawford; Antony and Cleopatra: Aught an Eunuch Has. Ellis Hanson; As You Like It: Fortune’s Turn. Valerie Rohy; Cardenio: “Absonant Desire”: The Question of Cardenio. Phil Lorenz; The Comedy of Errors: In Praise of Error. Lynne Huffer; Coriolanus: “Tell Me Not Wherein I Seem Unnatural”: Queer Meditations on Coriolanus in the Time of War. Jason Edwards; Cymbeline: desire vomit emptiness: Cymbeline’s Marriage Time. Amanda Berry; Hamlet: Hamlet’s Wounded Name. Lee Edelman; Henry IV, 1: When Harry Met Harry. Matthew Bell; Henry IV, 2: The Deep Structure of Sexuality: War and Masochism in Henry IV part 2. Daniel Juan Gil; Henry V: Scambling Harry and Sampling Hal. Drew Daniel; Henry VI, 1: “Wounded alpha bad boy soldier.” Mario DiGangi ; Henry VI, 2: The Gayest Play Ever. Stephen Guy-Bray; Henry VI, 3: Stay. Cary Howie; Julius Caesar: Thus, Always: Julius Caesar and Abraham Lincoln. Bethany Schneider; King John: Queer Futility, Or, The Life and Death of King John. Kathryn Schwarz; King Lear: Lear’s Queer Cosmos. Laurie Shannon; A Lover’s Complaint: Learning How to Love (Again). A. T. Shelden; Love’s Labour’s Lost: The L Words. Madhavi Menon; Love’s Labour’s Won: Doctorin’ the Bard: A Contemporary Appropriation of Love’s Labour’s Won. Hector Kollias; Macbeth: Milk. Heather Love; Measure for Measure: Same-Saint Desire. Paul Morrison; The Merchant of Venice: The Rites of Queer Marriage. Arthur Little; The Merry Wives of Windsor: What Do Women Want? Jonathan Goldberg; A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Shakespeare’s Ass Play. Richard Rambuss; Much Ado about Nothing: Closing Ranks, Keeping Company: Marriage Plots and the Will to be Single. Ann Pellegrini; Othello: Othello’s Penis; or, Islam in the Closet. Daniel Boyarin; Pericles: “Curious pleasures”: Pericles beyond the civility of union. Patrick O’Malley; The Phoenix and the Turtle: Number There in Love was Slain. Karl Steel; The Rape of Lucrece: Desire My Pilot Is. Pete Coviello; Richard II: Pretty Richard. Judith Brown; Richard III: Fuck the Disabled: The Prequel. Robert McRuer; Romeo and Juliet: Romeo and Juliet Love Death. Carla Freccero; Sir Thomas More: More or Less Queer. JeffreyMasten; The Sonnets; Momma’s Boys. Aranye Fradenburg; Speech Therapy. Barbara Johnson; More Life: Shakespeare’s Sonnet Machines. Julian Yates; The Taming of the Shrew: Latin Lovers. Bruce Smith; The Tempest: Forgetting The Tempest. Kevin Ohi; Timon of Athens: Scepticism, Sovereignty, Sodomy. James Kuzner; Titus Andronicus: A Child’s Garden of Atrocities. Michael Moon; Troilus and Cressida: The Leather Men and the Lovely Boy: Reading Positions in Troilus and Cressida. Alan Sinfield; Twelfth Night: Is there an audience for my play? Sharon Holland; Two Gentlemen of Verona: Pageboy, Or The Two Gentlemen from Verona: The Movie. Amy Villarejo; The Two Noble Kinsmen: Philadelphia, or, War. Jody Greene; Venus and Adonis: Venus and Adonis Frieze. Andrew Nicholls; The Winter’s Tale: LOST, or ‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’: Causing Queer Children on Shakespeare’s TV. Kathryn Bond StocktonBibliography; Further Readings; Contributors; Index


“What happens when queer theory gets into bed with Shakespeare? A play in forty-eight acts, this spirited group production never ceases to entertain and surprise with its queer cast of characters: virgins, eunuchs, and lechers; queens, kings, and pageboys; tyrants, assassins, and killjoys; lions, tigers, and bears—oh my! Full of toil and trouble, wit and wisdom, Shakesqueer succeeds where few other edited collections do: it puts the play back in playwright, and the fun back in theory.” Diana Fuss, Princeton University“The adventurous essays in Shakesqueer demonstrate that queer theory does indeed need Shakespeare, if only to defy rumours of its own demise: the essays show what is vital about a queer studies that might have been thought by this point too domesticated or reified or ‘fixed’ to be intellectually vibrant.” Carolyn Dinshaw, author of Getting Medieval: Sexualities and Communities, Pre- and Postmodern

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Madhavi Menon is Associate Professor of Literature at American University. She is the author of "Unhistorical Shakespeare: Queer Theory in Shakespearean Literature and Film" and "Wanton Words: Rhetoric and Sexuality in English Renaissance Drama."