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I add that the suggestion of a masculine/feminine contest over the nature of knowing, over, say, the economy as between activity and passivity in knowing, is not to be missed here, however difficult it will be to develop usefully. ) to name the man’s access to the woman, not hers to him. ) The violence in masculine knowing, explicitly associated with jealousy, seems to interpret the ambition of knowledge as that of exclusive possession, call it private property. Othello’s problem, following my suggestion that his problem is over success, not failure, is that Desdemona’s acceptance, or satisfaction, or reward, of his ambition strikes him as being possessed, as if he is the woman.
The paper on Coriolanus was prepared at the invitation of Janet Adelman for the Shakespeare Congress held at Stratford-upon-Avon in the summer of 1981. I was unable in the event to attend that Congress, but two subsequent invitations gave me opportunities to present the paper and to profit from its discussion. The first, at the invitation of Philip Holzman, was to read a paper to the Rapaport–Klein Study Group at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in June 1982, and the second, in the following September, to participate in a colloquium on Coriolanus at The Humanities Institute during its meetings at Stanford University.
P. cm. Rev. ed. of: Disowning knowledge in six plays of Shakespeare. ) and index. ) 1. Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -Tragedies. 2. Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 – Philosophy. 3. Knowledge, Theory of, in literature. 4. Skepticism in literature. 5. Tragedy. I. Cavell, Stanley, 1926– Disowning knowledge in six plays of Shakespeare. I. Title. 3’3–dc21 2002034802 ISBN 978-0-521-82189-6 hardback ISBN 978-0-521-52920-4 paperback Transferred to digital printing 2007 Cambridge University Press has no responsibility for the persistence or accuracy of URLs for external or third-party Internet Web sites referred to in this publication and does not guarantee that any content on such Web sites is, or will remain, accurate or appropriate.