What does it mean to approach Shakespeare’s plays through the lens of ecocriticism? Neema welcomes back Gabriel Egan to talk about his volume for the Arden Shakespeare and Theory series, Shakespeare and Ecocritical Theory.
Why is feminist theory important to the study of Shakespeare’s plays? Neema is joined by Marianne Novy, author of the forthcoming book Shakespeare and Feminist Theory, for the Arden Shakespeare and Theory Series.
How are money, the marketplace, and questions of economic exchange relevant to studying Shakespeare? To find out, Neema interviews David Hawkes, author of Shakespeare and Economic Theory for the Arden Shakespeare and Theory Series.
In the first of a number of episodes showcasing authors from the Arden Shakespeare and Theory series, Neema welcomes the series editor, Evelyn Gajowski, who talks, among other things, about its conception and purpose, the continuing relevance of theory in Shakespeare studies, and presentism.
You can find details of the Arden Shakespeare and Theory Series here:www.bloomsbury.com/us/series/shake…are-and-theory/
Here’s my recent article for the thought-provoking blog This View of Life at The Evolution Institute. Special thanks to Jonathan Haidt for putting me in touch with David Sloane Wilson, who, in turn, I thank for making this possible. I’d recommend reading both of them — two of the foremost thinkers of our time.
Neema delves deeper into the topic of cognition with Laurie Johnson from the University of Southern Queensland, who explains the distinction between “embodied cognition” and “distributed cognition” and how these terms relate to Shakespeare and the early modern theatre.