The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0357  Wednesday, 24 July 2013


From:        Hugh Grady <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         July 24, 2013 9:56:15 AM EDT

Subject:     Book Announcement: Shakespeare and the Urgency of Now


Book announcement:


I am pleased to announce the official publication by Palgrave MacMillan of a new critical anthology co-edited by Cary DiPietro and Hugh Grady, Shakespeare and the Urgency of Now. The theme of the work is Shakespeare as viewed in the cultural-political present. The contents are as follows:




Forward: A Bigger Splash

Terence Hawkes 



Cary DiPietro and Hugh Grady


1. Presentism, Anachronism and the Case of Titus Andronicus

Cary DiPietro and Hugh Grady 


2.  The Presentist Threat to Editions of Shakespeare

Gabriel Egan


3 Shakespeare Dwelling: Pericles and the Affordances of Action

Julia Reinhard Lupton


4. Green Economics and the English Renaissance: from Capital to the Commons

Charles Whitney


5. “Consuming means, soon preys upon itself”: Political Expedience and Environmental Degradation in Richard II

Lynne Bruckner


6. The Performance of Place in The Tempest

Cary DiPietro


7.  “What light through yonder window speaks?”: Populism, Pedagogy, and Performance in The Nature Theater of Oklahoma Romeo and Juliet

W. B. Worthen


8. Reification, Mourning, and the Aesthetic in Antony and Cleopatra and The Winter’s Tale

Hugh Grady


9. The Hour is Unknown: Julius Caesar, et cetera

Mark Robson


 All best,

Hugh Grady 


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