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Fascinating rhythms, Shakespeare, theory, culture, and the legacy of Terence Hawkes, edited by John Drakakis

"As one of the most adventurous literary and cultural critics of his generation, Terence Hawkes's contributions to the study of Shakespeare and the development of literary and cultural theory have been immense. His work has been instrumental in effecting a radical shift in the study of Shakespeare and of literary studies. This collection of essays by some of his closest colleagues, friends, peers, and mentees begins with an introduction by John Drakakis, outlining the profound impact that Hawkes's work had on various areas of literary studies. It also includes a poem by Christopher Norris, who worked with Hawkes for many years at the University of Cardiff, as well as work on translation, social class, the historicist and presentist exploration of Shakespearean texts, and teaching Shakespeare in prisons. The volume features essays by former students who have gone on to establish reputations in areas beyond the study of literature, and who have contributed ground-breaking volumes to the pioneering New Accents series. It concludes with Malcolm Evans's innovative account of the migration of semiotics into the area of business. This book is a vibrant and informative read for anyone interested in Hawkes's unique blend of literary and cultural theory, criticism, Shakespeare studies, and Presentism"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Notes -- Terza Rima for Terry (Meaning By Hawkes) -- Notes -- 1 'I Strike a Match': Rereading Hawkes for the Era of Science, Rebellion and Automation -- Hawkesian Or Fawkesian? -- Bullnose -- Nur Hier, Nur Hier Ist Leben! -- Ballistic Advantages -- Putting the Boom in Boomers -- Ecstasy Or Epiphany? -- Laughing Stock? -- Transportation -- Individual-Cultural-Global -- Our House Is On Fire -- Notes -- References -- 2 Shakespeare in a Changing World -- Trouble in Verona -- Who Is Shakespeare in Britain Today? -- Shakespeare's Language -- Translating Shakespeare -- Shakespeare Beyond English -- Conclusion -- References -- 3 We That Are Young: Hawkes, Cavell and the Legacies of Lear -- Terry and Stanley: Keeping Time in the Present -- Love and Be Silent - Mutual Attunements in Finitude -- On Heimlich Manoeuvres - Or Not Being at Home in One's Home -- We That Are Young -- Coda - Albion Calling -- Notes -- 4 Devil-Portering in Hell: Teaching Macbeth in Prison -- Notes -- 5 Romancing the Oak: On the Performativity of Trees in Shakespearean Comedy -- Performing Trees -- Quercomania -- Romancing the Oak -- Foundational Oaks -- Early Modern English Oaks -- The Oak in Shakespearean Comedy -- Tongues in Trees: As You Like It -- Bibliography -- 6 Coriolanus: Late Play, Faux Tragedy, and Proleptic History -- Whatever Was Shakespeare Thinking? -- The Play in Chronology -- Coriolanus as Late Play -- Coriolanus as Faux Tragic Hero -- Falling Action -- The Premature Tragicomic Ending of Coriolanus -- Faux Tragedy in 2021 -- Notes -- 7 Terence Hawkes, Presentism, and the Role of the Critic -- Politics, Subjectivity, Temporality -- The Critic -- That Shakespeherian Rag -- Meaning By Shakespeare -- Shakespeare in the Present
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non fiction
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1 online resource (199 pages)
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