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Othello and Waiting for the Barbarians

Citation
Drakakis J (2007) Othello and Waiting for the Barbarians. Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, 54, pp. 101-117. http://publica.webs.ull.es/upload/REV%20RECEI/54%20-%202007/08%20(John%20Drakakis).pdf

Abstract
This paper analyses the role of "barbarians" in civilization's self-definition, considering them as simultaneously "other" but also symbolically central to that process, both "outside" and "within" society. This dynamics can be explored in the relation existing between William Shakespeare's Othello and J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians, two works which, albeit being culturally and chronologically apart, are made to enter a fruitful dialogue on empire and colonization. (Author abstract)

Keywords
Coetzee,J.M.; Colonialism; colonization; dialogue; DYNAMICS; English drama; Imperialism; Role; Shakespeare,William; SOCIETIES; Society; South African literature; Stirling; universities; work

Journal
Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses: Volume 54

StatusPublished
Author(s)Drakakis, John
Publication date31/12/2007
PublisherUniversidad de la Laguna
Publisher URLhttp://publica.webs.ull.es/…%20Drakakis).pdf
ISSN0211-5913
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