Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality
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Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality

Unfinished Business in Cultural Materialism

Alan Sinfield

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Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality

Unfinished Business in Cultural Materialism

Alan Sinfield

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Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality is a powerful reassessment of cultural materialism as a way of understanding textuality, history and culture, by one of the founding figures of this critical movement. Alan Sinfield examines cultural materialism both as a body of ongoing argument and as it informs particular works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, especially in relation to sexuality in early-modern England and queer theory.

The book has several interlocking preoccupations:

  • theories of textuality and reading
  • the political location of Shakespearean plays and the organisation of literary culture today
  • the operation of state power in the early-modern period and the scope for dissidence
  • the sex/gender system in that period and the application of queer theory in history.

These preoccupations are explored in and around a range of works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Throughout the book Sinfield re-presents cultural materialism, framing it not as a set of propositions, as has often been done, but as a cluster of unresolved problems. His brilliant, lucid and committed readings demonstrate that the 'unfinished business' of cultural materialism - and Sinfield's work in particular - will long continue to produce new questions and challenges for the fields of Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies.

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Publisher
Routledge
Year
2006
ISBN
9781134143252

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APA 6 Citation
Sinfield, A. (2006). Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality (1st ed.). Taylor and Francis. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/1602966/shakespeare-authority-sexuality-unfinished-business-in-cultural-materialism-pdf (Original work published 2006)
Chicago Citation
Sinfield, Alan. (2006) 2006. Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality. 1st ed. Taylor and Francis. https://www.perlego.com/book/1602966/shakespeare-authority-sexuality-unfinished-business-in-cultural-materialism-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Sinfield, A. (2006) Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality. 1st edn. Taylor and Francis. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/1602966/shakespeare-authority-sexuality-unfinished-business-in-cultural-materialism-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Sinfield, Alan. Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality. 1st ed. Taylor and Francis, 2006. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.