- Edited by Tom Bishop, Alex Huang, Jonathan Gil Harris and Graham Bradshaw
- Series : The Shakespearean International Yearbook
Honoring Shakespearean scholar Michael Neill, this eleventh issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook brings together essays by a diverse group of writers, to examine Neill's extraordinary body of work, employing his many analyses of place as points of departure for new critical investigations of Shakespeare and Renaissance culture. It also challenges us to think about the conception of place implicit in the "International" of the Yearbook's title: the violence as well as calmness, the settling and unsettling, that has worked to produce—and still works to produce—the "global." Many of the essays move out of early modern England, whether spatially (journeying to Ireland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Sudan, and New Zealand) or temporally (traveling to 20th- and 21st-century reproductions, rewritings, or reappropriations of Shakespeare and other texts). The volume concludes with an Afterword by Michael Neill.
The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues to provide an annual survey of important issues and developments in contemporary Shakespeare studies across the world. Among the contributors to this volume are Shakespearean scholars from Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and the US.
Contents: Preface; Introduction: dis/placing Michael Neill, Jonathan Gil Harris; Gentle Shakespeare and the authorship of Arden of Faversham, Macdonald P. Jackson; Thinking with skulls in Holbein, Hamlet, Vesalius, and Fuller, Gail Kern Paster; 'Come to Hecuba': theatrical empathy and memories of Troy, Marina Warner; Dogs, war and loyalty in Shakespeare, Adrian Poole; 'Love's transgression': service, Romeo, Juliet, and the finality of the you, David Schalkwyk; Beyond the pale: difference and disorder in Sir Henry Sidney's Memoir of Service in Ireland and John Derricke's The Image of Ireland (1581), Thomas Cartelli; Sickening India: on dislocation and explosive enjoyment in early modern travel writing, Jonathan Gil Harris; Gugliemo and Benito: Shakespeare, nation and ethnicity in Fascist Italy, Shaul Bassi; Objects and the displaced subject: Shakespeare's Othello and Salih's Season of Migration to the North, Jean E. Howard; Scenes of learning/stages of instruction: Shakespeare rehearsal fictions, Mark Houlahan; Afterword, Michael Neill; Bibliography; Index.
About the Editor: Graham Bradshaw is Professor Emeritus of English at Chuo University, Japan. Tom Bishop is based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Alex Huang is Associate Professor of English at The George Washington University and Research Affiliate in Literature at MIT, USA. Jonathan Gil Harris is Professor of English at The George Washington University, USA.
Reviews: 'The collection is an achievement in reading the cultural forms that it engages, with Neill’s work, and his biography, along an axis of placement-displacement. With this instalment, The Shakespearean International Yearbook continues its valuable focus on global Shakespeares and the profound connections between Shakespearean receptions, reappropriations, after-lives, and locale. Not only that, it travels, via Michael Neill’s works, widely and provocatively through conceptions of place and displacement that are pertinent to postcolonial and early modern scholars alike.' Sixteenth Century Journal
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