This book demonstrates how contemporary theories of subjectivity have their roots in early modern philosophical and literary arguments, particularly in Shakespeare’s “distracted Globe.” Abdulhamit Arvas discusses Shakespeare’s Hamlet in relation to the modernist idea of the autonomous self and the postmodernist idea of the decentered subjectivities to explore the notion of the self in early modern thought and to suggest how Hamlet’s preoccupation with philosophical and rhetorical modes of self-display can be seen as anticipating certain postmodern theories. This work offers an interpretation for Hamlet’s subjectivity from a postmodernist point of view which asserts that the play examines the very discursive formulation of the self and uncovers the fragility of the idea itself. In conjunction with these arguments, the book includes a close analysis of Hamlet’s postmodern film adaptations—of Coronado and Almereyda versions in particular— to elucidate the early modern- postmodern relations. By offering new insights to the question of subjectivity and closely analyzing movie adaptations of Hamlet, this book is a contribution to discussions in Shakespeare and Shakespearean film studies.
|Number of Pages||100|
|Book Type||Western philosophy: Enlightenment|
|Country of Manufacture||India|
|Product Brand||LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing|
|Product Packaging Info||Box|
|In The Box||1 Piece|
|Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com||2015-07-31 00:00:00|