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These eBooks are available online through the library catalog. When accessing off-campus, you will need to sign in with your student ID number. Some of these texts are limited to one user at a time. If a book appears to be in use, wait awhile and try again.
Magic in the Web: Action & Language in Othello by
Call Number: EBOOK
Publication Date: 2015
Mr. Heilman looks at numerous aspects of 'action' (physical activity, psychological movement, intellectual operations) and 'language' (speech habits, image types, recurrency in both literal and figurative language), and examines the essentially 'dramatic' function of all of these. He finds the dramatis personae interwoven in relationships which may be seen, from one point of view, as 'plot' and, from another, as the embodiment of complex themes.
William Shakespeare's Othello by
Call Number: EBOOK
Publication Date: 2010
This invaluable reference guide to one of Shakespeare's greatest dramas offers a range of contemporary essays and critical viewpoints and is introduced by scholar Harold Bloom.
Othello: New Critical Essays by
Call Number: EBOOK
Publication Date: 2002
Including twenty-one groundbreaking chapters that examine one of Shakespeare's most complex tragedies. Othello: Critical Essays explores issues of friendship and fealty, love and betrayal, race and gender issues, and much more.
The Properties of "Othello" by
Call Number: EBOOK
Publication Date: 1989
Calderwood examines the changing meaning of Elizabethan property ownership, and of the ownership of self as it pertains to Othello.
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Othello: The State of Play by
Call Number: PR2829.O88 2014
Publication Date: 2014
A landmark collection of essays from leading international scholars offering a variety of perspectives on Othello. In recent years, work on Othello has engaged every scholarly interest: textual studies, historicism, feminism, gender and sexuality studies, critical race studies, post-colonial studies, reception studies, and more.
Race in William Shakespeare's Othello by
Call Number: PR3069.R33 R33 2012
Publication Date: 2012
This book presents selected writings representing a variety of perspectives on the social issue of race found in William Shakespeare's "Othello."
Othello : authoritative text, sources and contexts, criticism by
Call Number: PR2829.A2 P43 2004
Publication Date: 2004
Presents the text of Shakespeare's tragedy in which Othello, a Moorish general, is led by a jealous and evil ensign to believe his wife, Desdemona, has been unfaithful, and includes explanatory notes, background, critical essays, and other reference material.
Call Number: PR2829.A2 B5 2008
Publication Date: 2008
Presents essays written from the seventeenth through the early twenty-first centuries that offer an analysis and critique of "Othello," and includes a summary of the play and excerpts of key passages.
Here are just a few sample articles from a range of databases. If you are accessing from off-campus, you will likely need to sign in with your student ID number.
"O blood, blood, blood": violence and identity in Shakespeare's Othello
"Many readers have refuted the racial essentialism of the play but fail to account for the importance of violence in these constructions of difference and the consequent understanding of self in the play."
"Proper" men and "fallen" women: the unprotectedness of wives in Othello
"The dramatization of Desdemona's and Emilia's murders challenges some of the most fundamental assumptions of Elizabethan society and of our own--that outsiders should not interfere between husband and wife, and that an adulterous woman deserves death."
Iago's Alter Ego: Race as Projection in Othello
"Othello - and particularly in relation to Desdemona - becomes Iago's primary target in part because Othello has the presence, the fullness of being, that Iago lacks."
Iago and equivocation: the seduction and damnation of Othello
"Iago equivocates with both dissimulations and ambiguities: in language that is perceptibly incomplete, he undoes Othello with the suggestion that what appears to be true is actually false."
Jewel, Purse, Trash: Reckoning and Reputation in Othello
The article presents the comments on Othello, play by William Shakespeare. It offers information on Thomas Rymer, writer who is the critique of the play, "A Short View of Tragedy," by Shakespeare. It mentions that the evaluation in Othello is the domain of mathematics. It focuses on Othello's language of valuing, with the strands of criticism of play.
Lieutenancy, Standing in, and Othello
"What interests Iago, what interests Shakespeare, are the ways in which the ranks that place soldiers in legible relation to one another may be mapped on to the structures of personal identity, of social and sexual governance."
Love, Pity, and Deception in "Othello."
It outlines the importance of the written text as compared to the visual performance and highlights the event of the death of the heroine, Desdemona. It discusses the use of props and the symbolism they can imbibe, and also analyzes the speech made by the main character, Othello, at the end of the play. It also explores the play's status in the genre of tragedy.
Moral Mistakes, Virtue, and Sin: The Case of Othello
An agent's moral beliefs are connected to his or her moral personality in a way that beliefs about matters of fact are not, but doesn't mean that a moral mistake never excuses the agent from subjective guilt, but it does mean that we cannot assume that this is always the case. This paper attempts to develop these suggestions through reflection on Othello, whose eponymous hero acts out of a combination of factual and moral errors which are intertwined with his character in revealing ways.
Reading Othello's Skin: Contexts and Pretexts
A literary criticism of the book "Othello," by William Shakespeare is presented. It explores on the skin color of the character Othello which is black relative to his image as a hero. It explains the meaning of the character, Othello, on Shakespeare's view and his first audiences. An overview of the story is also presented.
Speech and Self in "Othello"
"If Othello's name sums him up better than those of other men, it is perhaps because his way with words is so singular. He is his name, but he is also by extension his speech, and his speech has caught everyone's ear."