Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2019

256 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474455589

Bookseller Code (06)

Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare

Why Renaissance Literature Matters Now

Edited by Hillary Eklund and Wendy Beth Hyman

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Describes innovative and portable teaching methods informed by recent scholarship in early modern literature, cultural studies, and critical pedagogy
  • Offers strategies for effective teaching and advocacy amidst the growing cultural and economic complexities of higher education
  • Demonstrates the relevance of historical literary study to contemporary cultural conversations, especially those about social justice
  • Historicizes the malicious "whitening" of Shakespeare and European culture, recognizing instead multiple, multicultural, accessible Shakespeares
  • Presents Shakespeare's plays as a common corpus of great value to democratic conversations in widely divergent contexts