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Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy

Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli


This introductory chapter explores the transformative possibilities of reading Shakespeare for women, both collectively and individually, by combining work on women's clubs with recent work on the role of reading for individual and collective agency. It focuses on the variety of ways Shakespeare was read by American club women in order to suggest some of the repercussions of their literate practices for individual women, for groups, and for their communities in the decades around the fin de siècle. Women readers in large cities and small towns across America helped spread the idea that Shakesp ... More

Keywords: William Shakespeare, women's clubs, American club women, Shakespeare clubs, women readers, American culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452314
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452314.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli, author
Arizona State University