This project explores and wades through the implications of mestizaje in the murky depths of Shakespeare’s oceans. Disguises and mistakes in identities and in gender and “race” draw on the hybridity and indeterminacy of the early modern stage and its fluidity and lack of order to reflect an unhomed and unmediated formation of nationhood, diaspora, and (trans)global identities. Drawing on ecocritical and critical race theories, I contend the tragicomic works of Shakespeare expose and dismantle ecoracial fantasies of white male supremacy to curate a space of mestizaje for a new generation of BIPOC scholars.
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Land, Shakespeare, Ecocriticism, Chicana, Healing
Borunda, Andrea Phiana. "Maneuvering Mestizaje in Shakespeare's Tragicomedies." (2022). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/engl_etds/330