The Resource Shakespeare's Hamlet and the controversies of self, John Lee

Shakespeare's Hamlet and the controversies of self, John Lee

Label
Shakespeare's Hamlet and the controversies of self
Title
Shakespeare's Hamlet and the controversies of self
Statement of responsibility
John Lee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book offers a new approach to the discussion of English Renaissance literary subjectivity. Dissatisfied with much New Historicist and Cultural Materialist criticism, it attempts to trace the history of the controversies of self. William Hazlitt emerges as a pioneering figure in a tradition of literary criticism which this book tries to advance. Drawing on the personal construct theory of George A. Kelly, and on the moral theory of Alasdair MacIntyre, the textual ways are traced by which 'That within' Hamlet is constructed. In an argument that challenges some of the founding propositions of New Historicist and Cultural Materialist practice, the Prince is seen to have a self-constituting, as opposed to a self-fashioning, sense of self. This sense of self is neither essentialist nor transhistorical; using the work of Charles Taylor, the play is seen to be exploring a Montaignesque, as opposed to Cartesian, notion of subjectivity. The controversies of self are, in fact, an issue within Shakespeare's play; and if the notion of Folio and Quarto Princes is allowed, it may even be an issue within the play. Hamlet debates our debate."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2807
LC item number
.L357 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Shakespeare's Hamlet and the controversies of self, John Lee
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-251) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • none
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn682037220
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (266 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191674433
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37511233
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)682037220
  • oso0191674435
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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