New York ; Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2002.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Criticism and interpretation History 20th century
Literary criticism and cultural theory
English drama Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600 History and criticism Theory, etc
This volume examines the sources and impact of Bloom's Shakespearean criticism. Through focused and sustained study of this writer and his best-selling book, this collection of essays addresses a wide range of issues pertinent to both general readers and university classes: the cultural role of Shakespeare and of a new secular humanism addressed to general readers and audiences; the author as literary origin; the persistence of character as a category of literary appreciation; and the influence of Shakespeare within the Anglo-American educational system. Together, the essays reflect on the ethics of literary theory and criticism., Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: pt. 1. Bardolatry/bardography -- pt. 2. Reading and writing Shakespearean character -- pt. 3. Anxieties of influence -- pt. 4. Shakespeare as cultural capital.