The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, and Race

ISBN : 9780199663408

Valerie Traub
768 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment brings together 40 of the most important scholars and intellectuals writing on the subject today. Extending the purview of feminist criticism, it offers an intersectional paradigm for considering representations of gender in the context of race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, and religion. In addition to sophisticated textual analysis drawing on the methods of historicism, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and posthumanism, a team of international experts discuss Shakespeare's life, contemporary editing practices, and performance of his plays on stage, on screen, and in the classroom. This theoretically sophisticated yet elegantly written Handbook includes an editor's Introduction that provides a comprehensive overview of current debates.


1 Valerie Traub: Introduction: Feminist Shakespeare Studies: Cross Currents, Border Crossings, Conflicts, and Contradictions

Part I: The Lives of William Shakespeare
2 Lena Cowen Orlin: Shakespeare's Marriage
3 Alan Stewart: The Undocumented Lives of William Shakespeare

Part II: Early Modern Women's Lives
4 Bernadette Andrea: Amazons, Turks, and Tartars in the Gesta Grayorum and The Comedy of Errors
5 Stephen Spiess: Puzzling Embodiment: Proclamation, La Pucelle, and The first Part of Henry VI'
6 Susan Frye: Specters of Female Sovereignty in Shakespeare's Plays
7 Wendy Wall: All's Well That Ends Well and Recipe Cultures of Knowledge

Part III: Race and Ethnicity in Local and Transnational Contexts
8 M. Lindsay Kaplan: Constructing the Inferior Body: Medieval Theology in The Merchant of Venice
9 Ian Smith: The Textile Black Body: Race and 'shadowed livery' in The Merchant of Venice
10 Patricia Akhimie: Bruis'd with Adversity: Reading Race in The Comedy of Errors
11 Emily Bartels: Identifying 'the Dane': Gender and Race in Hamlet
12 The Imperial Graft: Horticulture, Hybridity, and the Art of Mingling Races in Henry V and Cymbeline: Jean Feerick
13 Ania Loomba: Identities and Bodies in Early Modern Studies

Part IV: Sexualities
14 Julie Crawford: Shakespeare. Same Sex. Marriage
15 Kathryn Schwarz: Comedies End in Marriage
16 Will Stockton: The Fierce Urgency of Now: Queer Theory, Presentism, and Romeo and Juliet
17 Melissa Sanchez: Impure Resistance: Heteroeroticism, Feminism, and Shakespearean Tragedy
18 Carol Thomas Neely: 'Strange Things in Hand': Perverse Pleasures and Erotic Triangles in The Merry Wives of Windsor
19 William Fisher: 'Stray[ing] lower where the pleasant fountains lie': Cunnilingus in Venus and Adonis and in English Culture, c.1600-1700
20 Karen Raber: Equeer: Human-Equine Erotics in 1 Henry IV

Part V: Embodied Worlds, Reconfigured Agencies
21 Elizabeth Harvey: Passionate Spirits: Animism and Embodiment in Cymbeline and The Tempest
22 Mario DiGangi: Entangled Agency: The Assassin's Conscience in Richard III and King John
23 Amanda Bailey: Personification and the Political Imagination of A Midsummer Night's Dream
24 Gina Bloom: Time to Cheat: Chess and The Tempest's Performative History of Dynastic Marriage
25 Tobin Siebers: Shakespeare Differently Disabled
26 Vin Nardizzi: Disability Figures in Shakespeare
27 Marjorie Rubright: Incorporating Kate: The Myth of Monolingualism in Shakespeare's Henry the Fifth
28 Ari Friedlander: Roguery and Reproduction in The Winter's Tale
29 Maureen Quilligan: Exit Pursued by a Bear: Staging Animal Bodies in A Winter's Tale

Part VI: Textual Production and Reproduction
30 Laurie Maguire: Typographical Embodiment: the case of etcetera
31 Valerie Wayne: The Gendered Text and its Labour
32 Jeffrey Masten: Glossing and T*pping: Editing Sexuality, Race, and Gender in Othello

Part VII: Cultural Performances Past and Present
33 Kathleen McLuskie: A Time for The Merry Wives of Windsor
34 Jennifer Waldron: Dead Likenesses and Sex Machines: Shakespearean Media Theory
35 Evelyn Tribble: Pretty and Apt: Boy Actors, Skill, and Embodiment
36 Holly Dugan: Double Falsehood: Cardenio and the Lost History of Rape
37 Jean Howard: Interrupting the Lucrece Effect? The Performance of Rape on the Early Modern Stage
38 Diana E. Henderson: Magic in the Chains: Othello, Omkara, and the Materiality of Gender Across Time and Media
39 Susan Bennett: Precarious Bodies: Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad at the World Shakespeare Festival
40 Lauren Eriks Cline: Becoming Caliban: Monster Methods and Performance Theories
41 Ayanna Thompson and Laura Turchi: Embodiment and the Classroom Performance
42 Denise Albanese: Feeling Shakespeare


Valerie Traub is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan and an award winning author and teacher. She is the author of The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England (CUP, 2002), Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama (Routledge, 1992; rpt 2014), and most recently Thinking Sex with the Early Moderns (Pennsylvania University Press, 2015). She co-edited Gay Shame (2009) and Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects (CUP, 1996). Her current project is Mapping Embodiment in the Early Modern West: A Prehistory of Normality.