Psychoanalysis, Race, and Sexual Difference in Renaissance Literature: The Case of Three Shakespeare Plays,

Psychoanalysis, Race, and Sexual Difference in Renaissance Literature: The Case of Three Shakespeare Plays, "Othello", "The Merchant of Venice", and "The Tempest".

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This dissertation explores the notion of race through sexual difference in the realm of the Renaissance with an analysis of Shakespeare's three plays, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, and The Tempest. My introductory discussion about new historicism and psychoanalysis, how differently both deal with the question of the subject (author), the text, and history, leads to my main interest in the Renaissance and race. Reviewing the question of whether the interrogation of race in the Renaissance is anachronistic or not, of why the Renaissance notion of race often wavers between culture and nature among Renaissance critics, and of what the easy association of the racialized or the colonized subject with the woman reveals, I suggest a certain psychoanalytic analysis of Renaissance race, which can be stated as a new short-circuit(potentiality) between psychoanalysis and Renaissance race.Iago - Othello: Gaze and Shame Before I elaborate on two important characters in Othello, Iago and Othello, whose dynamic and complicated relationship, I think, can be explicated through our understanding of the gaze, I would like to comment ... is included in Finemana#39;s book, The Subjectivity Effect in Western Literary Tradition: Essays Toward the Release of Shakespearea#39;s Will. the Lacanian gaze.


Title:Psychoanalysis, Race, and Sexual Difference in Renaissance Literature: The Case of Three Shakespeare Plays, "Othello", "The Merchant of Venice", and "The Tempest".
Author:Seon Young Jang
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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