Lisa Hopkins


Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory #7: Lisa Hopkins

Neema is joined by Professor Lisa Hopkins to discuss, among other things: feminism; A.P. Rossiter and Shakespeare’s ambivalence; the ‘post-theory’ moment; subjectivity, contradiction and the coexistence of two competing ideas at the same time; women in The Hobbit; breastfeeding, nature and nurture; Victorian uses of Darwinian theory; did Shakespeare have a mind which could think otherwise, or did he share something with his contemporaries?; the question of aesthetic value; and economic necessity as a driver of criticism.