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Callaghan, Dympna

Overview
Works: 39 works in 218 publications in 2 languages and 9,946 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Sources  Terms and phrases 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: PR2991, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dympna Callaghan
Shakespeare without women : representing gender and race on the Renaissance stage by Dympna Callaghan( )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare Without Women is a controversial study of female impersonation and the connections between dramatic and political representation in Shakespeare's plays. In this book, Callaghan argues that all Shakespeare's actors were, of historical necessity, (white) males which meant that the portayal of women and racial others posed unique problems for his theatre. What is important, Shakespeare Without Women claims, is not to bemoan the absence of women, Africans, or the Irish, but to determine what such absences meant in their historical context and why they matter today."--Jacket
Shakespeare's sonnets by Dympna Callaghan( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This introduction provides a concise overview of the central issues and critical responses to Shakespeare's sonnets, looking at the themes, images, and structure of his work, as well as the social and historical circumstances surrounding its creation. This broad-ranging volume allows the reader to look beyond narrow interpretations, elaborating on the possible ways of reading the sonnets. Additionally, this text examines the fugitive identities of the characters addressed in the sonnets and explores the intangible aspects of each poem, such as eroticism and imagination. A helpful appendix offers a summary of each poem and a description of the key literary figures mentioned."--Jacket
A feminist companion to Shakespeare( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The question is not whether Shakespeare studies needs feminism, but whether feminism needs Shakespeare. The all-women team of contributors to A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare argues that not only is Shakespeare important for women, his works are specifically important for feminism." "The collected essays address issues vital to feminist inquiry such as race, sexuality, the body, queer politics, and the advent of capitalism, but also appropriate ground that has hitherto been regarded as terrain hostile to feminism, such as textual editing and theater history."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Who was William Shakespeare? : an introduction to the life and works by Dympna Callaghan( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A new study of Shakespeare's life and times, which illuminates our understanding and appreciation of his works. This book: Combines an accessible fully historicised treatment of both the life and the plays, suited to both undergraduate and popular audiences ; Looks at 24 of the most significant plays and the sonnets through the lens of various aspects of Shakespeare's life and historical environment ; Addresses four of the most significant issues that shaped Shakespeare's career: education, religion, social status, and theatre ; Examines theatre as an institution and the literary environment of early modern London ; Explains and dispatches conspiracy theories about authorship."--Publisher's website
Woman and gender in Renaissance tragedy : a study of King Lear, Othello, the Duchess of Malfi, and the white devil by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist readings of early modern culture : emerging subjects by Dympna( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist companion to Shakespeare( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question is not whether Shakespeare studies needs feminism, but whether feminism needs Shakespeare. This is the explicitly political approach taken in the dynamic and newly updated edition of A Feminist Companion to Shakespeare
The weyward sisters : Shakespeare and feminist politics by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fresh alternative to traditional Shakespeare studies, Dympna Callaghan, Lorraine Helms, and Jyotsna Singh address Shakespeare's works in terms of, amongst other things, the feminist history of sexuality, the ideology of romantic love, and feminist interventions in performance. Their objective is to produce new interpretations of the plays by locating them at the intersections of a range of contemporary critical, theoretical, and cultural practices. Drawing on cultural history, psychoanalysis, and performance, the authors provide a materialist feminist account of Shakespeare which attempts to expand the terrain of political approaches to the interpretation of Shakespeare. They write collaboratively, believing that through collaboration they begin to re-define scholarship as a communal enterprise rather than as an isolated, apolitical act
Romeo and Juliet : texts and contexts by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition of Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet reprints the Bevington edition of the play accompanied by six sets of thematically arranged primary documents and illustrations designed to fit many different approaches to Shakespeare s play and the early modern culture out of which the play emerges. The texts include travel accounts, poetry, excerpts from early modern fencing manuals, royal proclamations and statutes, tables and prognostications from an early modern almanac, and orders for religious ceremonies from The Book of Common Prayer. Unique to this edition, too, is the inclusion of numerous unpublished manuscript letters of the Bagot family and some poignantly moving passages from the diary of Lady Anne Clifford. The documents contextualize the social relationships among men in Shakespeare s time, violence in Elizabethan society, views of love and the Petrarchan paradigm, spiritual life, family in Elizabethan society, and ideas about astrology, medicine, and death."--Publisher's description
The Duchess of Malfi : John Webster by John Webster( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume not only acknowledge but also foreground the questions of gender raised by feminist historiography, and in this they represent an important intervention in a critical tradition which has deflected issues of gender and sexuality. Many of the critical enquiries included in this volume are motivated by feminism and by an endeavour to see how the general cultural situation of Jacobean women might have become plausible or even exemplary as a subject for Webster's tragedy."--Jacket
The impact of feminism in English Renaissance studies by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that moves away both from the notion that women are excluded victims, and from the over-compensation for that position which has begun to deny women's secondary status altogether, this text argues that the energy of feminism resides in its full integration into and with other knowledge making projects
Hamlet : language and writing by Dympna Callaghan( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lively and informative guide reveals Hamlet as marking a turning point in Shakespeare's use of language and dramatic form as well as addressing the key problem at the play's core: Hamlet's inaction. It also looks at recent critical approaches to the play and its theatre history, including the recent David Tennant / RSC Hamlet on both stage and TV screen"--
The taming of the shrew : an authoritative text, sources and contexts, criticism, rewritings, and appropriations by William Shakespeare( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Norton Critical Edition of one of Shakespeares earliest and best-loved comedies is based on the First Folio (1623)
Shakespeare in our time : a Shakespeare Association of America collection( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death by reflecting on the unrivalled work of the Shakespeare Association of America and offering a unique collection of leading Shakespeare scholars outlining key developments in Shakespeare studies over the last two decades. These essays are complemented by younger scholars who respond and look forward to new fields of study and debate. As such the book offers a "state of the nation" look at Shakespeare criticism, covering all the key areas of research and study including gender, text, performance, the body, history, religion and biography. This is a must-read, comprehensive introduction to the key critical ideas surrounding Shakespeare's work and a stimulating exploration of where Shakespeare studies will go next."--Publisher's website
A feminist companion to Shakespeare by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question is not whether Shakespeare studies needs feminism, but whether feminism needs Shakespeare. This is the explicitly political approach taken by all-women team of contributors to this companion. It explores issues vital to feminist inquiry, including race, sexuality, the body, queer politics, social economies, religion, and capitalism. Contributions: Introduction / Dympna Callaghan; Part I: The history of feminist Shakespeare criticism: 1. The ladies' Shakespeare / Juliet Fleming; 2. Margaret Cavendish, Shakespeare critic / Katherine M. Romack; 3. Misogyny is everywhere / Phyllis Rackin; Part II Text and Language: 4. Feminist editing and the body of the text / Laurie E. Maguire; 5. "Made to write 'whore' upon?": male and female use of the word "whore" in Shakespeare's canon / Kay Stanton; 6. "A word, sweet Lucrece": confession, feminism, and the rape of Lucrece / Margo Hendricks; Part III Social Economies: 7. Gender, class, and the ideology of comic form: much ado about nothing and Twelfth Night / Mihoko Suzuki; 8. Gendered "gifts" in Shakespeare's Belmont: the economies of exchange in Early Modern England / Jyotsna G. Singh; Part IV Race and Colonialism: 9. The great Indian vanishing trick - colonialism, property, and the family in a Midsummer Night's Dream / Ania Loomba; 10. Black Ram, white Ewe: Shakespeare, race, and women / Joyce Green MacDonald; 11. Sycorax in Algiers: cultural politics and gynecology in Early Modern England / Rachana Sachdev; 12. Black and White, and Dread All Over: The Shakespeare Theatre's "Photonegative" Othello and the Body of Desdemona / Denise Albanese; Part V Performing Sexuality: 13. Women and boys playing Shakespeare / Juliet Dusinberre; 14. Mutant scenes and "minor" conflicts in Richard II / Molly Smith; 15. Lovesickness, gender, and subjectivity: Twelfth Night and As You Like It / Carol Thomas Neely; 16. ... in the Lesbian Void: Woman-Woman Eroticism in Shakespeare's Plays / Theodora A. Jankowski; 17. Duncan's Corpse / Susan Zimmerman; Part VI Religion: 18. Others and Lovers in The Merchant of Venice / M. Lindsay Kaplan; 19. Between Idolatry and Astrology: Modes of Temporal Repetition in Romeo and Juliet / Philippa Berry; Part VII Character, Genre, History: 20. Putting on the Destined Livery: Isabella, Cressida, and our Virgin/Whore Obsession / Anna Kamaralli; 21. The Virginity Dialogue in All's Well That Ends Well: Feminism, Editing, and Adaptation / Rory Loughnane; 22. Competitive Mourning and Female Agency in Richard III / Mario DiGangi; 23. Bearing Death in The Winter's Tale / Amy K. Burnette; 24. Monarchs Who Cry: The Gendered Politics of Weeping in the English History Play / Jean E. Howard; 25. Shakespeare's Women and the Crisis of Beauty / Farah Karim-Cooper; Part VIII Appropriating Women, Appropriating Shakespeare: 26. Women and Land: Henry VIII / Lisa Hopkins; 27. Desdemona: Toni Morrison's Response to Othello / Ayanna Thompson; 28. Woman-Crafted Shakespeares: Appropriation, Intermediality, and Womanist Aesthetics / Sujata Iyengar; 29. A Thousand Voices: Performing Ariel / Amanda Eubanks Winkler
The duchess of Malfi( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The merchant of Venice : language and writing by Douglas Lanier( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare without women by Dympna Callaghan( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare Without Women is a controversial study of female impersonation and the connections between dramatic and political representation in Shakespeare's plays
A feminist companion to Shakespeare by Dympna Callaghan( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet : texts and contexts( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shakespeare's sonnetsA feminist companion to ShakespeareFeminist readings of early modern culture : emerging subjectsThe weyward sisters : Shakespeare and feminist politicsRomeo and Juliet : texts and contextsThe Duchess of Malfi : John WebsterThe impact of feminism in English Renaissance studiesThe taming of the shrew : an authoritative text, sources and contexts, criticism, rewritings, and appropriations
Alternative Names
Callaghan, Dympna 1959-

Callaghan, Dympna C. 1959-

Dympna Callaghan literatuurspecialist

Languages
English (195)

Spanish (1)