By (author) Dympna Callaghan
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Shakespeare's Sonnets by Dympna Callaghan
Book DescriptionThis introduction provides a concise overview of the central issues and critical responses to Shakespeare's sonnets, looking at the themes, images, and structure of his work, as well as the social and historical circumstances surrounding their creation. * Explores the biographical mystery of the identities of the characters addressed. * Examines the intangible aspects of each sonnet, such as eroticism and imagination. * A helpful appendix offers a summary of each poem with descriptions of key literary figures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405113984
(236mm x 164mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dympna Callaghan
Shakespeare in Our Time, Hardback (March 2016)
Marking the 400th anniversary of his death, leading Shakespeareans reflect back on key developments in criticism and look forward to new areas of study
Feminist Companion to Shakespeare, Hardback (November 2014)
The question is not whether Shakespeare studies needs feminism, but whether feminism needs Shakespeare. This is the explicitly political approach taken in the dynamic and newly updated edition of A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare.
Who Was William Shakespeare?, Hardback (December 2012)» View all books by Dympna Callaghan
This new study of Shakespeare's life and times, which illuminates our understanding and appreciation of his works, combines an accessible fully historicized treatment of both the life and the plays, suited to both undergraduate and popular audiences.
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Author Biography - Dympna Callaghan
Dympna Callaghan holds the Dean's Chair in the Humanities at Syracuse University. She has been awarded major fellowships at the Newberry and Folger Libraries and at the Getty Research Institute, and she is a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. Her publications include The Impact of Feminism in English Renaissance Culture (2006), Romeo and Juliet: Texts and Contexts (2003), "The Duchess of Malfi:" Contemporary Critical Essays (2000), Shakespeare Without Women (2000), A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare (Blackwell, 2000) - winner of Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Book, Feminist Readings in Early Modern Culture (edited with E. Lindsay Kaplan and Valerie Traub 1996), The Weyward Sisters: Shakespeare and Feminist Politics (with Lorraine Helms and Jyotsna Singh, 1994), and Woman and Gender in Renaissance Tragedy (1989). She is currently editing The Oxford Anthology of Early Modern English Verse.
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