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The Shakespearean International Yearbook
19: Special Section, Shakespeare and Refugees

ISBN 9781032130385
Published November 30, 2021 by Routledge
266 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Publishing its nineteenth volume, The Shakespearean International Yearbook surveys the present state of Shakespeare studies, addressing issues that are fundamental to our interpretive encounter with Shakespeare’s work and his time, across the whole spectrum of his literary output. Contributions are solicited from scholars across the field, from both hemispheres of the globe. New trends are evaluated from the point of view of established scholarship, and emerging work in the field is encouraged. Each issue includes a special section under the guidance of a specialist Guest Editor, along with coverage of the current state of the field in other aspects. An essential reference tool for scholars of early modern literature and culture, this annual publication captures, from year to year, current and developing thought in Shakespeare scholarship and theater practice worldwide. There is a particular emphasis on Shakespeare studies in global contexts.

Table of Contents


Tom Bishop and Alexa Alice Joubin


Part I: Special Section: Shakespeare and Refugees

Special Guest Editors:

Ton Hoenselaars, University of Utrecht, and Stephen O’Neill, Maynooth University



Ton Hoenselaars and Stephen O’Neill 


I: Dangerous Conversations / Communities

  1. Refugee Theatre: Hospitality and Dangerous Conversations in The Jungle and Hamlet 
  2. David Ruiter, University of California, San Diego

  3. In the eye of the storm: Refugee-responsive Shakespeare on the Italian stage 
  4. Sara Soncini, University of Pisa

  5. Hamlet in the "Jungle": Representing Shakespeare in the Calais Refugee Camp" 
  6. Amy L. Smith, Kalamazoo College


    II: Stories

  7. An Interview with Ayham Majid Agha 
  8. Margaret Litvin, Boston University

  9. Foreigners and Strangers: Theatre, History and a City of Refuge
  10. Tony Howard, University of Warwick

  11. Dramatic Escapes: Elisabeth Bergner, the Vanishing Refugee, and As You Like It
  12. Robert Sawyer, East Tennessee State University


    III: Ethics

  13. "This is the strangers’ case": Shakespeare, Sir Thomas More, and Refugees 
  14. Sabine Schülting, Freie Universität, Berlin

  15. Humanist Shakespeare? Xennophobia and Compassion in Sir Thomas More 
  16. Anne Sophie Refskou, University of Surrey


    Part Two:

    Latin American Shakespeares

  17. "This island’s mine": Ecocritical Caribbean Tempests
  18. Jennifer Flaherty, Georgia College

  19. Recovering Linguistic Multiplicity in Nicanor Parra’s "Antipoetic" Translation of King Lear
  20. Belén Bistué, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo

  21. "Enter Time, the Chorus": The Winter’s Tale by Companhia Atores de Laura, Brazil
  22. Aline de Mello Sanfelici, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, and José Roberto O’Shea, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

  23. Possessed by Shakespeare: Hamlet and Tomás González’s El bello arte de ser
  24. Donna Woodford-Gormley, New Mexico Highlands University

  25. Anti-Shakespeare Rhetoric and Colombia’s "Theatre for Peace"
  26. Kevin Quarmby, The College of St. Scholastica

  27. "Sir, you’re robb’d": Iago and the Ethics and Aesthetics of Adapting Shakespeare in Brazil
  28. Cristiane Busato Smith, Arizona State University, and Liana de Camargo Leão, Universidade Federal do Paraná.

    Shakespeare in German Translation

  29. Translating Orchids: Rhizomes in German Shakespeare Translation

Christian Smith, Independent Scholar

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General Editors:

Tom Bishop is a professor of English at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

Alexa Alice Joubin is a professor of English, women’s, gender and sexuality studies; theatre; and international affairs at George Washington University, in Washington, DC, US, where she serves as founding codirector of the Digital Humanities Institute.


Guest Editors:

Ton Hoenselaars is professor in Early Modern English Literature at the University of Utrecht.

Stephen O’Neill is an Associate Professor at Maynooth University.