The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1162 Friday, 18 May 2001
Date: Thursday, 17 May 2001 22:27:12 -0500
Subject: Blackness and Gender
I have finally gotten a chance to somewhat catch up on SHAKSPER posts.
I was keenly interested in the discussions about the "race" of Cleopatra
and Rosalinde. Though the discussion has died out, I wanted to offer
the following source for an interesting discussing of the relationship
between race and gender. It is Kim Hall's "Things of Darkness." I have
not read this book in a while and it's currently lent out to a friend,
so I'm not sure if she treats these characters specifically, but it is
an intriguing treatment of the ways race and gender often become
entangled, linguistically and otherwise.
University of Arkansas
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