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Shakespeare's Hamlet and the Controversies of Self

John Lee

  • Offers a new approach to the discussion of English Renaissance literary subjectivity, and a history of the controversies of self in which Hazlitt emerges as a vital spokesman.
  • Draws on constructivist psychology and moral theory to challenge some of the founding propositions of New Historicism and Cultural Materialism.
  • Reveals Prince Hamlet to have a self-constituting, as opposed to a self-fashioning, sense of self.
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