Parker, Kenneth

Kenneth Parker is Professor Emeritus of Cultural Studies and former Head of the Cultural Studies Graduate Centre at the University of East London. He has taught in many universities in Europe, the Americas and in Africa.

Publications by this author:

£ 10.99 each Antony and Cleopatra (2nd ed)

A comprehensive demolition of dominant views of Shakespeare’s play, arguing instead for a radical revisioning located in postcolonial and feminist theories, to claim this play as the text for our times.

Description: A new edition of Kenneth Parker’s radical re-reading of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, with a completely revised bibliography reflecting the most recent scholarship. The dominant perceptions of Cleopatra as ‘whore’ or ‘gypsy’ and Antony as ‘deserter of Rome’ are not only questioned but challenged with an entirely new set of comprehensive readings based on postcolonial and feminist theories. From this, Parker argues that this, of all Shakespeare’s plays, is the text for modern times.


Author: Parker, Kenneth


£ 10.99 each Georgian Poets

A critical re-evaluation of the poetry of Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke, John Drinkwater, Wilfrid Gibson and Edward Thomas.

Description: The Georgian movement in literature began as a reaction against late Victorian sensibilities, but world events soon turned this nascent movement upside down, killing two of its most famous members and dispersing the rest amidst a harsher intellectual climate. This introductory study helps to set the Georgians in their original context, and revises the critical balance in favour of three lesser known writers whose contribution to early twentieth-century letters was viewed as significant before the 1930s. The author makes use of archive sources and reviews as well as recent historicist accounts, bringing these engaging, mysterious and humane writers into focus for the present time.


Author: Parker, Rennie



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