Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Shakespeare and Selfhood: Select Bibliography

Some of the books and articles below deal with selfhood quite explicitly. Others explore related concepts such as performance, political subjectivity, conscience, emotion, and sensation. I offer these sources as potential starting points as you begin to brainstorm ideas for your paper. As always, let me know if you have questions!

Altman, Joel B. The Tudor Play of Mind: Rhetorical Inquiry and the Development of Elizabethan Drama. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1978.
------. The Improbability of Othello: Rhetorical Anthropology and Shakespearean Selfhood. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Archer, John Michael. Technically Alive: Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Bailey, Amanda. Of Bondage: Debt, Property, and Personhood in Early Modern England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
Beckwith, Sarah. Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011.
Braun, Harald and Edward Vallance, eds. Contexts of Conscience in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Curran, Kevin. “Feeling Criminal in Macbeth.” Criticism 54.3 (2012): 391-401, Special Issue on "Shakespeare and Phenomenology," ed. Kevin Curran and James Kearney.
------. “Hospitable Justice: Law and Selfhood in Shakespeare’s Sonnets.” Law, Culture, and the Humanities 9 (2013): 295-310.
De Grazia, Margreta, Maureen Quilligan, and Peter Stallybrass, eds., Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
------. Hamlet without Hamlet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
 Ferry, Anne. The “Inward” Language: Sonnets of Wyatt, Sidney, Shakespeare, Donne. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.
Fineman, Joel. Shakespeare’s Perjured Eye: The Invention of Poetic Subjectivity in the Sonnets. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986.
Floyd-Wilson, Mary. English Ethnicity and Race in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
------ and Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr., eds., Environment and Embodiment in Early Modern England. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Fudge, Erica. Brutal Reasoning: Animals, Rationality, and Humanity in Early Modern England. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.
Garber, Marjorie. Daemonic Figures: Shakespeare and the Question of Conscience. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994.
Hanson, Elizabeth. Discovering the Subject in Renaissance England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Harris, Jonathan Gil. Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.
Hartley, Andrew James. “Page and Stage Again: Rethinking Renaissance Character Phenomenologically,” in New Directions in Renaissance Drama and Performance Studies, ed. Sarah Werner, 77-91. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Harvey, Elizabeth D., ed. Sensible Flesh: On Touch in Early Modern Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
Holbrook, Peter. Shakespeare’s Individualism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Hutson, Lorna. The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Kinney, Arthur. Lies Like Truth: Shakespeare, Macbeth, and the Cultural Moment. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2001.
Kottman, Paul. A Politics of the Scene. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2008.
Kuzner, James. Open Subjects: English Renaissance Republicans, Modern Selfhoods, and the Virtue of Vulnerability. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011.
Lee, John. Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Controversies of Self. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000.
Lupton, Julia Reinhard. Citizen-Saints: Shakespeare and Political Theology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
------. Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
Maus, Katharine Eisaman. Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
------. Being and Having in Shakespeare. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Paster, Gail Kern. Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
------, Katherine Rowe, and Mary Floyd-Wilson, eds., Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of Emotion. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.
Reiss, Timothy J. Mirages of the Selfe: Patterns of Personhood in Ancient and Early Modern Europe. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003.
Schoenfeldt, Michael C. Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England: Physiology and Inwardness in Spenser, Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Seigel, Jerrold. The Idea of the Self: Thought and Experience in Western Europe since the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Selleck, Nancy. The Interpersonal Idiom in Shakespeare, Donne, and Early Modern Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Smith, Bruce R. Phenomenal Shakespeare. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Sullivan, Jr., Garrett A. Sleep, Romance, and Human Embodiment: Vitality from Spenser to Milton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Taylor, Charles. Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989.
Turner, Henry S. “The Problem of the More-than-One: Friendship, Calculation, and Political Association in The Merchant of Venice.” Shakespeare Quarterly 57 (2006): 413-42.
Watson, Robert. Back to Nature: The Green and the Real in the Late Renaissance. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
Werner, Sarah, ed. New Directions in Renaissance Drama and Performance Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Wilson, Luke. Theaters of Intention: Drama and the Law in Early Modern England. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000.
Yates, Julian. Error, Misuse, Failure: Object Lessons from the English Renaissance. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002