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Description - Cannibals, Witches, and Divorce by Marjorie Garber

When we speak of the English Renaissance, what is it that we are naming, what are we recognizing reborn? As the essays in this collection from the English Institute demonstrate, our basic notions of the period have themselves been reconceived. In "Cannibals, Witches, and Divorce", seven critics defamiliarize the images of the Renaissance "to permit the repressed to return, to acknowledge the presence of the unassimilable ghost the mark of difference of an age that is at once self and 'other'". John Hollander discovers a "hidden undersong" in the Spenserian lyric, while Patricia Parker examines the question of feminine dominance and male resistance in the "Bower of Bliss". Stephen Orgel and Steven Mullaney document the Renaissance encounter with the alien "other" in essays on "The Tempest" and "The Merchant of Venice". "Macbeth", in Janet Adelman's reading, encodes the fantasy of an absolute and destructive maternal figure.
Marjorie Garber addresses the Shakespearean authorship controversy in the context of the subversive uncanniness of the texts themselves; Mary Nyquist discusses Milton's Eve, his divorce tracts and the exegetical tradition as recently examined by feminist biblical scholars. Together, these essays explore Renaissance discourses of estrangement as strategies for the construction of the self and the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801877384
ISBN-10: 0801877385
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marjorie Garber

Marjorie Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at Harvard University and Director of the Humanities Center in the Faculty of Arts and Science. She is the author of author of eight books and the editor of several collections of essays. Her most recent book is Quotation Marks(2002).

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