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dc.contributor.authorCurran, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-26T05:31:12Z
dc.date.available2022-04-26T05:31:12Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/54165
dc.description.abstractShakespeare’s Legal Ecologies offers the first sustained examination of the relationship between law and selfhood in Shakespeare’s work. Curran argues that law provided Shakespeare with the conceptual resources to imagine selfhood in social and distributed terms, as a product of interpersonal exchange or gathering of various material forces. Curran reveals Shakespeare’s distinctly communitarian vision of personal and political experience, the way he regarded living and acting in the world as materially and socially embedded practices. At the center of the book is Shakespeare’s fascination with questions fundamental to law and philosophy: What are the sources of agency? For whom am I responsible, and how far does responsibility extend? Curran guides readers through Shakespeare’s responses, paying attention to historical and intellectual contexts. The result is a new theory of Shakespeare’s relationship to law and an original account of law’s role in the ethical work of his writings.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general
dc.subject.otherLiterary Criticism
dc.subject.otherRenaissance
dc.titleShakespeare's Legal Ecologies
dc.title.alternativeLaw and Distributed Selfhood
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb4699693-8bd9-4982-b22e-c153becb6f4b
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintNorthwestern University Press
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/a1377a97-1180-467a-8fe1-7e3a22fcb212
oapen.identifier.isbn9780810135185


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