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The Subject of Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)

Identity and Difference in Renaissance Drama

By Catherine Belsey

Routledge – 1985 – 254 pages

Series: Routledge Revivals

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    978-1-13-801534-0
    December 3rd 2013

Description

First published in 1985, The Subject of Tragedy takes the drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the starting point for an analysis of the differential identities of man and woman. Catherine Belsey charts, in a range of fictional and non-fictional texts, the production in the Renaissance of a meaning for subjectivity that is identifiably modern. The subject of liberal humanism – self-determining, free origin of language, choice and action – is highlighted as the product of a specific period in which man was the subject to which woman was related.

Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: Reading the Past; Part I: Man 2. Unity 3. Knowledge 4. Autonomy; Part II: Woman 5. Alice Arden’s crime 6. Silence and speech 7. Finding a place 8. Conclusion: changing the present; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Name: The Subject of Tragedy (Routledge Revivals): Identity and Difference in Renaissance Drama (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Catherine Belsey. First published in 1985, The Subject of Tragedy takes the drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the starting point for an analysis of the differential identities of man and woman. Catherine Belsey charts, in a range of fictional and...
Categories: Early Modern/Renaissance Literature, 17th Century Literature, Liberalism, Drama, Sociolinguistics, Critical Concepts, 17th-19th Century Performance, Literature, Language and Gender, Language and Identity