Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory #36: Shakespeare and Counterfactual Thinking with Amir Khan

What would Hamlet be like if we didn’t already know what was going to happen? What would the play look like if we only knew what Hamlet knew? Neema talks to Amir Khan (Missouri State University) whose book Shakespeare in Hindsight: Counterfactual Thinking and Shakespearean Tragedy helps us think about exactly these sorts of questions.

Amir Khan’s Shakespeare in Hindsight (2015): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shakespeare-Hindsight-Counterfactual-Shakespearean-Philosophy/dp/1474409458

Links to panels from the Shakspeare Association of America’s Annual Meeting 2017:

Queer Natures: Bodies, Sexualities, Environments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVgx9-6wTOE

The Color of Membership: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f8_sOAucWw