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Ausgabe:

November/2014

Spalte:

1358–1359

Kategorie:

Christliche Kunst und Literatur

Autor/Hrsg.:

Jackson, Ken, and Arthur F. Marotti [Eds.]

Titel/Untertitel:

Shakespeare and Religion. Early Modern and Postmodern Perspectives.

Verlag:

Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press 2011. VI, 306 S. Kart.US$ 38,00. ISBN 978-0-268-03270-8.

Rezensent:

Douglas Hedley

There is a sense in which speculating about Shakespeare’s beliefs is a fruitless as contemplating Plato’s. It is however, just as inescapable. This a collection of essay that draws on philosophical and re-ligious work on the secular and the problematizing of the secular and sacred in much recent reflection, especially in continental philosophy. English literature as a subject has been deeply influenced by continental thought in the last few decades. We have seen the tendency of Post-structuralism to regard all reality as constructed being replaced with the tendency New Historicism has to evis-cerate the poetry with history (e. g. explanations of Corialanus in terms of the midland corn riots at the time of the composition of the play). The volume also reflects the interest in religion ...


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