Fantasies of Female Evil: The Dynamics of Gender and Power in Shakespearean Tragedy
Fantasies of Female Evil: The Dynamics of Gender and Power in Shakespearean Tragedy
Author: -
Title: Fantasies of Female Evil: The Dynamics of Gender and Power in Shakespearean Tragedy
ISBN10: 0874137810
ISBN13: 978-0874137811
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 254 pages
Publisher: Univ of Delaware Pr (January 1, 2003)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1364 kb
Size epub: 1709 kb
Rating: 4.1 ✪
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Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Cristina Leon Alfar. In light of cultural materialist, psychoanalytic, and feminist theoretical investigations of literature, history, and culture, Cristina Leon Alfar examines what has been left out of a western scholarly tradition on William Shakesepare's "evil" women. She argues that by attending to the sociopolitical basis of the tragedies, the women characters traditionally identified as evil might instead be read as pressing against early modern popular beliefs about female nature.