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Crossing Gender in Shakespeare: Feminist Psychoanalysis and the Difference Within - Routledge Studies in Shakespeare 3 (Hardback)
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Crossing Gender in Shakespeare: Feminist Psychoanalysis and the Difference Within - Routledge Studies in Shakespeare 3 (Hardback)

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Hardback 186 Pages / Published: 24/02/2010
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In this book, Stone effects a return to gender, after many years of neglect by Twenty-First-Century critics, via a methodology of close reading that foregrounds moments of sexual decentering and disequilibrium within the text and in the interstices of the dialogue between Shakespeare and his critics. Issues addressed range from the cross dressing of Viola and Imogen to the cross gartering of Malvolio, the sound of "un" and the uncanny lyric narcissism of Richard II, Hamlet's misogyny, androgyny, and the poison of marital/political "union," Othello's fears of impotence, rumors of Antony's emasculation versus the militant yet nurturing triumphalism of Cleopatra's suicide, and Posthumus's hysterical reaction to the "woman's part" in himself and his compensatory fantasies of parthenogenesis. Stone unpacks ideologically powerful but unsustainable male claims to self-identity and sameness, set over against man's type-gendering of women as the origin of divisive sexual difference, discord, and the dissolution of marriage. Men who blame women for the difference that divides and weakens their sense of unity and sameness to oneself are unconscious that the uncanny feminine is not outside the masculine, its reassuring canny opposite; it is inside the masculine, its uncanny difference from itself.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415873604
Number of pages: 186
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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"A true essay, a daring exploration of gender."
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