Shakespeare and Continental Philosophy

Shakespeare and Continental Philosophy


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ISBN-13: 9780748695591
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Bates is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University. She specialises in 19th-Century German Philosophy with an emphasis on Hegel. She is the author of two books: Hegel's Theory of Imagination (SUNY, 2004) and Hegel and Shakespeare on Moral Imagination (SUNY, 2010).

Richard Wilson is the Sir Peter Hall Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Kingston University, London. He is the author of Will Power: Essays on Shakespearian Authority (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993), Secret Shakespeare: Studies in Theatre, Religion and Resistance (MUP, 2004) and Shakespeare in French Theory: King of Shadows (new edn, Routledge, 2006), as well as the editor of several edited volumes including on New Historicism and Cultural Materialism, Shakespeare, and Christopher Marlowe.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Michael Witmore;
Notes on Contributors;
Introduction: Richard Wilson;

Part I: The Play's The Thing;
1. Paul A. Kottman: '"The Charm Dissolves Apace:" Shakespeare and the Self-dissolution of Drama' (The Tempest, Aristotle and Hegel);
2. Jennifer Ann Bates: 'Hamlet and Kierkegaard on Outwitting Recollection' (Hamlet and Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript);
3. Tom Stern: 'Schopenhauer's Shakespeare: The Genius on the World Stage';
4. Peter Holbrook: 'Nietzsche's Shakespeare';
5. James A. Knapp: 'Richard II's Silent, Tortured Soul' (Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Luc Marion, and Levinas);

Part II: That Wide Gap;
6. Andrew Cutrofello: 'Is Othello Jealous? Coleridge and Russell contra Wittgenstein and Cavell';
7. Edward S. Casey: 'Hamlet on the Edge' (Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty);
8. Howard Caygill: 'Levinas and Shakespeare';
9. Christopher Pye: 'Contra Schmitt: Law, Aesthetics, and Absolutism in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale' (Carl Schmitt);
10. Julia Reinhard Lupton 'Arendt in Italy: Or, the Taming of the Shrew' (Hannah Arendt, Giorgio Agamben and Roberto Esposito);

Part III: Damnable Iteration;
11. Richard Wilson: 'Ship of Fools: Foucault and the Shakespeareans;
12. Catherine Belsey: 'Antinomies of Desire: Lacanian Psychoanalysis and the Sonnets';
13. Bernard Freydberg '"No" as Affirmation: A Continental-Philosophical Reading of Coriolanus';
14. Christopher Norris: 'Provoking Philosophy: Shakespeare, Johnson, Wittgenstein, and Derrida';
15. Nicholas Royle 'Miracle Play' (Jacques Derrida)

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