The Subject of Tragedy

The Subject of Tragedy takes drama as the basis for a characterisation of subjectivity in the early modern period. At the time when humanism was emerging from a theocentric world, ‘man’ and ‘woman’ were differentially constructed – with a corresponding difference in access to power. We are still living with the consequences.

The Subject of Tragedy is published by Routledge


John Milton: Language, Gender, Power

John Milton: Language, Gender, Power recognises the grandeur and the turbulence of a poetry produced in a turbulent world. This is a revolutionary Milton, out to challenge authority, gender stereotypes and the limits of language itself. Written on the threshold of the modern world, Milton’s works struggle with and against problems that continue to confront us.