SHAKESPEARE AFTER 9/11:
How a Social Trauma Reshapes Interpretation
|Author: ||Biberman, Matthew|
This work assembles a composite picture of Shakespeare’s afterlives in media and cultural imagination. Each essay in this collection provides new insight about how our understanding of Shakespeare has changed after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
“…a must-read for Shakespeareans and, indeed, anyone interested in the long history of religious violence in the modern age. This volume’s many points of entry into the legacies of
9/11 should provoke further conversations about the class of politics and theology on early modern and contemporary world stages.”
-Prof. Graham Hammill
SUNY at Buffalo
Table of Contents
1. Shakespeare After 9/11
2. "This Thing of Darkness"
3. Shakespeare and Terror
Graham Holderness and Bryan Loughrey
4. Extraordinary Renditions: Toward an Agency of Place
5. "Wicked Meaning in a Lawful Deed": Shakespeare on the Obscenity of
6. Explosive Signifiers: Sulayman Al-Bassam's Post 9/11 Odyssey
7. Shakespeare and the Dialectic of Enlightenment: A Presentist
8. Harrying After VV
Scott Newstok and Harry Berger Jr.
9. Shakespeare After 5/11
Jonathan Gil Harris
10. Whither Brutus?: Rethinking Julius Caesar in the New American
11. "Senseless Ilium"
12. Shakespeare—for the Long Haul
Elizabeth Jane Bellamy
13. "And Here's Thy Hand": Titus Andronicus in a Time of Terror
14. Contemplating Suicide: Shakespeare After the September 11 Attacks
15. Shakespeare's Bare (Ruined) Lives
16. The Great Awakening
17. "All Are Punished": Staging Romeo and Juliet in a post 9/11 World
Stephen M. Davis
18. On 9/11 as a Concept for Shakespeare Productions
19. Thoughts on Shakespeare After 9/11
20. Beyond Humanism and Postmodernism: A Hamlet for the 21st
Walter A. Davis
21. "This Rough Magic"
22. Guernica Unveiled
23. "Preposterous Violence": Shakespeare after 9/11,9/11 after
Notes on Contributors