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Shakespeare's Fugitive Politics
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Shakespeare's Fugitive Politics

Thomas P. Anderson

Abstract

Shakespeare’s Fugitive Politics makes the case that Shakespeare’s plays reveal there is always something more terrifying to the king than rebellion. The book seeks to move beyond the presumption that political evolution leads ineluctably away from autocracy and aristocracy toward republicanism and popular sovereignty. Instead, it argues for affirmative politics in Shakespeare—the process of transforming scenes of negative affect into political resistance. Shakespeare’s Fugitive Politics makes the case that Shakespeare’s affirmative politics appears not in his dialectical opposition to sovereig ... More

Keywords: fugitive politics, political theology, republicanism, political resistance, sovereignty, dissensus, renaissance drama, Shakespeare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780748697342
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697342.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas P. Anderson, author
Mississippi State University