Renaiss. Q. volume 72, issue 1, P407-409 2019 DOI: 10.1017/rqx.2018.118 View full text
Sheila T. Cavanagh

Abstract: and Althusser as the theory's primary influence, Marlow holds that agency, while limited, is nevertheless possible. Chapter 4 focuses on the way cultural materialist readings of Shakespeare can draw attention to the processes of historical-cultural production in order to levy criticism against current political developments. Since a primary goal of cultural materialism is to intervene in the reproduction of oppressive ideological systems, its readings "against the grain" of Shakespeare's texts aim to demonstra…

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