Racism, Misogyny, and the Othello Myth: Inter-racial Couples from Shakespeare to Spike Lee

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Through research spanning four centuries, in genres as diverse as English Renaissance drama, abolitionist literature, gothic horror and contemporary romance, Celia Daileader questions why Anglo-American culture's most widely-read canonical narratives of inter-racial sex feature a black male and a white female. This study considers the cultural obsession with Shakespeare's Othello, alongside the more pertinent issue of white male sexual predation upon black females. Daileader argues that myths about black male sexual rapacity and the danger of racial "pollution" were exploited to "protect" white female sexuality and exorcise collective guilt.

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In this original and lively study, Daileader discusses inter-racial sexual relations in Anglo-American literature from the English Renaissance to contemporary times. Looking closely at the history of inter-racial relations since the sixteenth century, and through readings of texts from genres as diverse as English Renaissance drama, abolitionist literature, gothic drama and contemporary romance, this book highlights the one-sidedness of this cultural obsession, which effaces or denies black women's widespread sexual abuse by their white masters.

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Celia R. Daileader is Associate Professor of English in the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama. She is the author of Eroticism on the Renaissance Stage: Transcendence, Desire, and the Limits of the Visible (Cambridge, 1998), and has published numerous articles on feminist theory and criticism, critical race studies, and Renaissance literature. She is co-editor with Gary Taylor of John Fletcher's The Tamer Tamed, and co-editor with Rhoda Johnson and Amilcar Shabazz of Women and Others: Racial and Gender Difference in Anglo-American Literature and Culture.

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