David Alderson

Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory #11: David Alderson

Neema interviews Dr David Alderson. In this episode: the influence of new historicism, cultural materialism and Raymond Williams beyond Shakespeare studies; Althusser, Foucault and subjectivity; base and superstructure; ‘neo-liberal hegemony’ and the current uses of Marxist criticism; is capitalism progressive?; Marxism and humanism; the ‘diversified dominant’ and the commodification of individualised freedom; Norman Geras vs. biological accounts of human nature; and how do we explain desire?