The Resource Shakespeare's universal wolf : studies in early modern reification, Hugh Grady

Shakespeare's universal wolf : studies in early modern reification, Hugh Grady

Label
Shakespeare's universal wolf : studies in early modern reification
Title
Shakespeare's universal wolf
Title remainder
studies in early modern reification
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Grady
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shakespeare was neither a Royalist defender of order and hierarchy nor a consistently radical champion of social equality, but rather simultaneously radical and conservative as a critic of emerging forms of modernity. Hugh Grady argues that Shakespeare's social criticism in fact often parallels that of critics of modernity from our own Postmodernist era. Thus the broad analysis of modernity produced by Marx, Horkheimer and Adorno, Foucault, and others can serve to illuminate Shakespeare's own depiction of an emerging modernity - a depiction epitomized by the image in Troilus and Cressida of 'an universal wolf' of appetite, power, and will. The readings of Troilus and Cressida, Othello, King Lear, and As You Like It in Shakespeare's Universal Wolf demonstrate Shakespeare's keen interest in what twentieth-century theory has called 'reification' - a term which designates social systems created by human societies but which confront those societies as operating beyond human control, according to an autonomous 'systems' logic - in nascent mercantile capitalism, in power-oriented Machiavellian politics, and in the scientistic, value-free rationality which Horkheimer and Adorno call 'instrumental reason'
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grady, Hugh
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2976
LC item number
.G643 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • Reification
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Alienation (Social psychology) in literature
  • Civilization, Modern, in literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Historical materialism
Label
Shakespeare's universal wolf : studies in early modern reification, Hugh Grady
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-236) and index
Contents
Introduction : a postmodernist Shakespeare : the current critical context -- 1. "An Universal Wolf" : reification in early and late modernity -- 2. "Mad idolatry" : commodification and reification in Troilus and Cressida -- 3. Othello and the dialectic of Enlightenment : instrumental reason, will, and subjectivity -- 4. What comes of nothing : reification and the plebeian in King Lear -- 5. Reification and utopia in As you like it : desire and textuality in the green world
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 241 p.
Isbn
9780198130048
Lccn
96026837
System control number
  • 1201499-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1201499
  • (Sirsi) o34966033
  • (OCoLC)34966033
Label
Shakespeare's universal wolf : studies in early modern reification, Hugh Grady
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-236) and index
Contents
Introduction : a postmodernist Shakespeare : the current critical context -- 1. "An Universal Wolf" : reification in early and late modernity -- 2. "Mad idolatry" : commodification and reification in Troilus and Cressida -- 3. Othello and the dialectic of Enlightenment : instrumental reason, will, and subjectivity -- 4. What comes of nothing : reification and the plebeian in King Lear -- 5. Reification and utopia in As you like it : desire and textuality in the green world
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 241 p.
Isbn
9780198130048
Lccn
96026837
System control number
  • 1201499-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)1201499
  • (Sirsi) o34966033
  • (OCoLC)34966033

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