Unhistorical Shakespeare : Queer Theory in Shakespearean Literature and Film (Hardcover)

Author: Menon, Madhavi

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"Unhistorical Shakespeare" argues that the way in which we study history has significant bearing on what desire we study, and how we study it. Menon argues that our embrace of difference as the template for relating past and present produces a hetero temporality in which chronology determines identity. In turn, such an understanding of history fixes sexual identity as the domain of the present and relegates nebulous desire to a thing of the past. In contrast to this temporal-sexual reification, "Unhistorical Shakespeare" outlines the idea of homohistory, which questions the fundamental historicist assumptions of teleology, facticity, citation, origins, and authenticity to lay bare their investments in compulsory hetero temporality.


Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Mfg Part# 9780230606708
SKU 206904035
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230606709
Release Date 11/1/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0195
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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