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Title:'Never was a story of more woe': Shakespeare scholarship in South Africa
Author:Distiller, NatashaISNI
Periodical:The English Academy Review
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:literary criticism
English language
About person:William Shakespeare (1564-1616)ISNI
Abstract:South African Shakespeare scholarship of the last 15 or 20 years can be said to be polarized into two representative 'camps', both alike in dignity but to date opposed to each other in ways that do not always benefit the South African academic community. The present author names the two positions of this critical polarization 'liberal humanist' on the one hand, and, on the other, 'radical scholarship', an overtly politicized theoretical position informed in particular by British cultural materialism, but also wishing to acknowledge its debts to the other modes of thought in the academy that have come to be called 'theory'. The author suggests, however, that these two camps are not in fact as opposed as they may at first sight appear. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]