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S/LI/408. Review of Alan Sinfield's 'Cultural Materialism, 'Othello', and the Politics of Plausibility'

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2009
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The paper reviews the essay by Alan Sinfield “Cultural Materialism, ‘Othello', and the Politics of Plausibility” defining the nature of ‘plausibility' in literary theory and arguing that literary characters, e.g. Othello, are ideological products and cultural constructs. The concept of ideology is examined with reference to the theory of Marx and Engels, conditions of plausibility are discussed.

 

KEYWORDS: Alan Sinfield, Cultural Materialism, ‘Othello’, and the Politics of Plausibility, Shakespeare, Othello, King Lear, plausibility,

 
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