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Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare: Why Renaissance Literature Matters Now

Hillary Eklund and Wendy Beth Hyman


Shakespeare scholars regularly encounter social justice issues in the material that we study and teach. Most often in the classroom our engagement with such issues takes the form of thematic identification and critical parsing. Yet we struggle to form more direct, material connections between coursework and social justice work. This book is for professors of early modern literature who want to heighten the intellectual impact of their courses by thoughtfully using their classrooms as laboratories for social formation and action. Much as Paolo Freire sought to reformat the relationship between ... More

Keywords: Social justice, Pedagogy / Critical pedagogy, Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, Early modern, Premodern, Humanities

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474455589
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hillary Eklund, editor

Wendy Beth Hyman, editor

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Part I Defamiliarizing Shakespeare

Part II Decolonizing Shakespeare

Part III Ethical Queries and Practices

Part IV Revitalizing the Archive and Remixing Traditional Approaches

Part V Shakespeare, Service, and Community

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