Academic journal article Shakespeare Studies

Foreword

Academic journal article Shakespeare Studies

Foreword

Article excerpt

SHAKESPEARE STUDIES is very pleased to offer in Volume XXIX its fifth Forum, organized by Bruce Smith. "Body Work" confronts a topic which has, in the last ten years, become an object of study in its own right. This is the matter of the social constructedness of physiological knowledge, a subject pioneered in the work of Laqueur, Siraisi (1990), Butler, and Paster (1993). "Body Work" presents the thinking of eight scholars, each of whom has been asked to write out his or her thoughts on the relationship between the body and some other entity. The result, as Smith indicates, is by no means a kind of united manifesto. Rather, we observe here the raising of very large questions about the relationship between the seen and the unseen, between body and consciousness, and even between material evidence and subjectivity.

In addition to the Forum, Volume XXIX features four essays contributed by Leeds Barroll, Emily Detmer-Goebel, Margaret Rose Jaster, and Jeffrey Masten. They range in subject from a reconsideration of King James I's patronage of the arts, to practical and theoretical issues implicit in editing multi-authored texts, to theorizing the connection between clothes and matrimonial dominion in early modern England, to a study of the construction of the idea of rape in Titus Andronicus. …

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