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Detecting the Dane: re-creating Shakespearian genre in A level literature

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There is a well-established practice in schools in England of ‘retro-fitting’ genre to Shakespeare’s plays, namely, considering them within a genre which did not exist at the time of writing. This article explores a contemporary example: Hamlet studied as crime writing. The justification for studying the play through this lens is explored, and the ways in which this relates to concepts of genre. While rejecting the justifications offered by the syllabus in which this play is set, a presentist...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/english/efz027

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
English More from this journal
Volume:
68
Issue:
262
Pages:
283-304
Publication date:
2019-07-31
Acceptance date:
2019-05-01
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EISSN:
1756-1124
ISSN:
0013-8215
Language:
English
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pubs:995614
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uuid:ab7702f2-7997-4a79-866f-cead1e02d0ca
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pubs:995614
Source identifiers:
995614
Deposit date:
2019-05-03

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