From Shakespeare to Obama

A Study in Language, Slavery and Place

Authors: Hart, J.

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From Shakespeare to Obama discusses language, slavery, and place from the Portuguese enslavement of African people, through slavery in Shakespeare's plays, to President Obama's 2012 speech on "modern slavery." Balancing close reading with context, this expansive book offers new insight into questions of otherness, rhetoric, and stereotyping.

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Jonathan Hart is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta, Canada. He has published ten books with Palgrave Macmillan, most recently, Textual Imitation (2012), Literature, Theory, History (2011); Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (2011); and Shakespeare: Poetry, History and Culture (2009). He is also a poet and his most recent works are Dreamwork (2010) and Musing (2011), a book of sonnets. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Toronto, Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Princeton University, and the Sorbonne-Nouvelle (Paris III).

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"From Shakespeare to Obama is a writerly, inventive, idiosyncratic series of meditations on language, slavery, rhetoric, and the public and the private, reaching into past and future, forging a new and exciting model for comparative scholarship as engaged story-telling." - Page duBois, Distinguished Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, University of California, San Diego, USA


Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Shakespeare to Obama
Book Subtitle
A Study in Language, Slavery and Place
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jonathan Hart
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37582-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137375827
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37581-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47746-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 255
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