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Author Loxley, James, 1968-

Title Shakespeare, Jonson, and the claims of the performative [electronic resource] / James Loxley and Mark Robson.

Imprint New York : Routledge, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 145 p.
Series Routledge studies in Renaissance literature and culture ; 22
Routledge studies in Renaissance literature and culture ; 22.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This book will constitute an original intervention into longstanding but insistently relevant debates around the significance of notions of 'performativity' to the critical analysis of early modern drama. In particular, the book aims to:show how the investigation of performativity can enable readings of Shakespeare and Jonson that challenge the dominant methodological frameworks within which those plays have come to be read;demonstrate that the thought of performativity does not come to rest in the simplicity of method or instrumentality, and that it resists its own claim that language and action might be understood as unproblematically instrumental;demonstrate that this self-resistance occurs or takes place as a moment in the process of articulating the claims of the performative, and that this process is itself in an important sense dramatic"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Performative (Philosophy)
English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 -- History and criticism.
English drama -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Robson, Mark, 1968-
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780415993272 (hardback)
9780203547991 (e-book)

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