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Accents on Shakespeare

Series Editor: Terence Hawkes

General Editor: Terence Hawkes, Emeritus Professor, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK

The Accents on Shakespeare series provides short, powerful 'cutting edge' accounts of and comments on new developments in Shakespeare studies. The volumes either 'apply' theory, or broaden and adapt it in order to connect with concrete teaching concerns. In the process, they also reflect and engage with the major developments in Shakespearean studies of the last ten years.

Since the New Accents series was established, 'theory' as a fundamental feature of the study of literature, the need for short, 'cutting-edge' accounts of and comments on new developments in literary studies has increased enormously. In the case of Shakespeare, Accents on Shakespeare supplies an exciting range of provocative new titles. The books in the series either apply theory, or broaden and adapt it to connect with teaching concerns. In the process they also reflect and engage with the major developments in Shakespearean studies of recent years.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 18 results in Accents on Shakespeare
  1. Gothic Shakespeares

    Edited by John Drakakis, Dale Townshend

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Readings of Shakespeare were both influenced by and influential in the rise of Gothic forms in literature and culture from the late eighteenth century onwards. Shakespeare’s plays are full of ghosts, suspense, fear-inducing moments and cultural anxieties which many writers in the Gothic mode have...

    Published November 30th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Presentist Shakespeares

    Edited by Hugh Grady, Terence Hawkes

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Presentist Shakespeares is the first extended study of the principles and practice of 'presentism', a critical movement that takes account of the never-ending dialogue between past and present. In this bold and consistently thought-provoking collection of presentist readings, the contributors:...

    Published November 26th 2006 by Routledge

  3. Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality

    Unfinished Business in Cultural Materialism

    By Alan Sinfield

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    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...

    Published June 29th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Green Shakespeare

    From Ecopolitics to Ecocriticism

    By Gabriel Egan

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Ecocriticism, a theoretical movement examining cultural constructions of Nature in their social and political contexts, is making an increasingly important contribution to our understanding of Shakespeare’s plays. Gabriel Egan's Green Shakespeare presents: an overview of the concept of...

    Published April 11th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Hamlet's Heirs

    Shakespeare and The Politics of a New Millennium

    By Linda Charnes

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Speaking to readers in a voice that is adventurous rather than authoritative, innovative rather than institutional and speculative rather than orthodox, Linda Charnes’ provocative study of Shakespeare’s legacy in contemporary American and British politics explores the following themes: namesake...

    Published April 5th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Spiritual Shakespeares

    Edited by Ewan Fernie

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Spiritual Shakespeares is the first book to explore the scope for reading Shakespeare spiritually in the light of contemporary theory and current world events. Ewan Fernie has brought together an exciting cast of critics in order to respond to the ‘religious turn’ in recent literary theory and to...

    Published August 24th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Making Shakespeare

    From Stage to Page

    By Tiffany Stern

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Making Shakespeare is a lively introduction to the major issues of the stage and print history, whilst also raising questions about what a Shakespeare play actually is. Tiffany Stern reveals how London, the theatre, the actors and the way in which the plays were written and printed all affect the '...

    Published February 11th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Shakespeare in the Present

    By Terence Hawkes

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    Shakespeare in the Present is a stunning collection of essays by Terence Hawkes, which engage with, explain, and explore 'presentism'. Presentism is a critical manoeuvre which uses relevant aspects of the contemporary as a crucial trigger for its investigations. It deliberately begins with the...

    Published July 17th 2002 by Routledge

  9. The Sound of Shakespeare

    By Wes Folkerth

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    The 'Sound of Shakespeare' reveals the surprising extent to which Shakespeare's art is informed by the various attitudes, beliefs, practices and discourses that pertained to sound and hearing in his culture. In this engaging study, Wes Folkerth develops listening as a critical practice, attending...

    Published June 26th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Shame in Shakespeare

    By Ewan Fernie

    Series: Accents on Shakespeare

    One of the most intense and painful of our human passions, shame is typically seen in contemporary culture as a disability or a disease to be cured. Shakespeare's ultimately positive portrayal of the emotion challenges this view. Drawing on philosophers and theorists of shame, Shame in...

    Published November 21st 2001 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Hamlet's Heirs: Shakespeare and The Politics of a New Millennium
    By Linda Charnes
    To Be Published December 15th 2014

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