Introduction: Shakespearean Emergences: Back from Materialisms to Transversalisms and Beyond
In the last quarter-century, the study of Shakespeare has proliferated explosively and multifariously across disciplines, classes, cultures, and media. The Bard’s plays now comprise most of the university and professional theater productions in the United States, and there have been over three hundred English-language film adaptations of them distributed worldwide, including one Academy-Award winning film about him, Shakespeare in Love (1998).1 More books on Shakespeare are published than ever before, some becoming bestsellers, such as Harold Bloom’s Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1999) and Stephen Greenblatt’s Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare (2004). More students than ever before are enrolled in classes on Shakespeare. But what, or who, is this Shakespeare?
KeywordsEmergent Activity York Time Book Review Cultural Disparity Transversal Theory Pornographic Film
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