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Reproducing Shakespeare

Shakespeare / Not Shakespeare

Editors: Desmet, Christy, Loper, Natalie, Casey, Jim (Eds.)

  • Combines recent scholarship in new media with the work of canonical theorists such as Derrida, Deleuze, and Haraway
  • Offers a rigorous exploration of questions of authorship, “post-textual” adaptations, and intermedia appropriations
  • Engages with a wide range of media, including novels, comics, television series, films, social media
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About this book

This essay collection addresses the paradox that something may at once “be” and “not be” Shakespeare. This phenomenon can be a matter of perception rather than authorial intention: audiences may detect Shakespeare where the author disclaims him or have difficulty finding him where he is named. Douglas Lanier’s “Shakespearean rhizome,” which co-opts Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of artistic relations as rhizomes (a spreading, growing network that sprawls horizontally to defy hierarchies of origin and influence) is fundamental to this exploration. Essays discuss the fine line between “Shakespeare” and “not Shakespeare” through a number of critical lenses—networks and pastiches, memes and echoes, texts and paratexts, celebrities and afterlives, accidents and intertexts—and include a wide range of examples: canonical plays by Shakespeare, historical figures, celebrities, television performances and adaptations, comics, anime appropriations, science fiction novels, blockbuster films, gangster films, Shakesploitation and teen films, foreign language films, and non-Shakespearean classic films. 

About the authors

Christy Desmet is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia.

Natalie Loper is Instructor and Assistant Director of First-Year Writing at The University of Alabama.

Jim Casey is Assistant Professor of Shakespeare, Literary Theory, and Cultural Studies at Arcadia University.


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Desmet, Christy (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • “This is not Shakespeare!”

    Holderness, Graham

    Pages 25-41

  • Chasing Shakespeare: The Impurity of the “Not Quite” in Norry Niven’s From Above and Abbas Kiarostami’s Where Is My Romeo

    Calbi, Maurizio

    Pages 43-58

  • HypeRomeo & Juliet: Postmodern Adaptation and Shakespeare

    Casey, Jim

    Pages 59-75

  • “I’ll Always Consider Myself Mechanical”: Cyborg Juliette and the Shakespeare Apocalypse in Hugh Howey’s Silo Saga

    Conaway, Charles

    Pages 79-95

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63300-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63299-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare / Not Shakespeare
Editors
  • Christy Desmet
  • Natalie Loper
  • Jim Casey
Series Title
Reproducing Shakespeare
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63300-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63300-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63299-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 312
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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