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Biopolitics in the Age of Shakespeare

Abstract This dissertation is positioned at the intersection of philosophy, theology, and critical theory in order to explore the way early modern literature may be enlisted as a vehicle for a return to an ethically informed humanism, specifically with regard to how Western culture currently understands the contingent categories of "life" and "the human." While a great deal of critical work is currently being marshaled in the field of biopolitics, scholarly focus continues to be placed on the materiality of the physical body, or what I term "biopolitical materialism."

What remains underexplored, however, is the reality that "life" and "the human" are deeply relational categories that should not be ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Noschka, Michael Joseph (Author) / Hawkes, David (Advisor) / Thompson, Ayanna (Committee member) / Reynolds, Bryan (Committee member) / Ryner, Bradley (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject British and Irish literature / Ethics / Religion / Biopolitics / Continental Philosophy / Ethics / Religious Culture / Shakespeare / St. Paul
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 238 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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