Shakespeare’s Anti-Politics

Sovereign Power and the Life of the Flesh

  • Daniel Juan Gil

Part of the Palgrave Shakespeare Studies book series (PASHST)

About this book


Argues that Shakespeare is anti-political, dissecting the nature of the nation-state and charting a surprising form of resistance to it, using sovereign power against itself to engineer new forms of selfhood and relationality that escape the orbit of the nation-state. It is these new experiences that the book terms 'the life of the flesh'.


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  • Daniel Juan Gil
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas Christian UniversityFort WorthUSA

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