Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2015

240 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748691234

Bookseller Code (01)

Re-Humanising Shakespeare

Literary Humanism, Wisdom and Modernity

Second Edition

Andrew Mousley

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Revised throughout and includes a new section on genre, as well as discussion of King Lear
  • Offers new ways of understanding literature's distinctive treatment of the human
  • Shows through detailed readings of the plays how Shakespeare both unsettles and reclaims ideas about being human
  • Provides a clear account of modernity which illuminates the relationship between critical theory, scepticism and literary humanism
  • Includes close readings of a number of plays including Hamlet, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, The Winter's Tale, Coriolanus and Macbeth