Description - Tempests After Shakespeare by Chantal Zabus
Tempests After Shakespeare shows how the 'rewriting' of Shakespeare's play serves as an interpretative grid through which to read three movements - postcoloniality, postpatriarchy, and postmodernism - via the Tempest characters of Caliban, Miranda/Sycorax and Prospero, as they vie for the ownership of meaning at the end of the twentieth century. Covering texts in three languages, from four continents and in the last four decades, this study imaginatively explores the collapse of empire and the emergence of independent nation-states; the advent of feminism and other sexual liberation movements that challenged patriarchy; and the varied critiques of representation that make up the 'postmodern condition'.
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(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
St Martin's Press
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Author Biography - Chantal Zabus
CHANTAL ZABUS is Professor of English Literature, Postcolonial and Women's Studies at the University of Paris XIII. She has widely published in the field of postcolonial studies and comparative literature. She is author of The African Palimpsest, and has edited Le Secret: Motif et Moteur de la Litterature.