Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays

Shakespeare's Sonnets: Critical Essays

by James Schiffer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815323654

ISBN-13: 9780815323655

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This important collection focuses exclusively on contemporary criticism of Shakespeare's Sonnets. In addition to reprinting three highly influential essays from the past decade, the volume includes sixteen original analyses by leading scholars in the field.

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This important collection focuses exclusively on contemporary criticism of Shakespeare's Sonnets. In addition to reprinting three highly influential essays from the past decade, the volume includes sixteen original analyses by leading scholars in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815323655
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
Shakespeare Criticism Series
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Reading New Life into Shakespeare's Sonnets: A Survey of Criticism3
Editing as Cultural Formation: The Sexing of Shakespeare's Sonnets (1993)75
The Scandal of Shakespeare's Sonnets (1994)89
"Incertainties now crown themselves assur'd": The Politics of Plotting Shakespeare's Sonnets (1996)113
The Silent Speech of Shakespeare's Sonnets (1998)135
Shakespeare's Petrarchism163
"I am that I am": Shakespeare's Sonnets and the Economy of Shame185
"A dateless lively heat": Storing Loss in the Sonnets199
Politics, Heresy, and Martyrdom in Shakespeare's Sonnet 124 and Titus Andronicus219
The Name of the Rose: Christian Figurality and Shakespeare's Sonnets241
What's the Use? Or, The Problematic of Economy in Shakespeare's Procreation Sonnets263
Sonnets 71-74: Texts and Contexts285
The Matter of Inwardness: Shakespeare's Sonnets305
"The dyer's hand": The Reproduction of Coercion and Blot in Shakespeare's Sonnets325
Playing "the mother's part": Shakespeare's Sonnets and Early Modern Codes of Maternity347
Be Dark but Not Too Dark: Shakespeare's Dark Lady as a Sign of Color369
The Sonnets on Trial: Reconsidering The Portrait of Mr. W. H.391
I, You, He, She, and We: On the Sexual Politics of Shakespeare's Sonnets411
Sex without Issue: Sodomy, Reproduction, and Signification in Shakespeare's Sonnets431
"That which thou hast done": Shakespeare's Sonnets and A Lover's Complaint455

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