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Othello, the Moor of Venice (1603): ENG 101

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Shakespeare's Othello

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Recommended Secondary Sources for ENG 101 Students

Adelman, Janet. "Iago's Alter Ego: Race as Projection in Othello." Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 48, no. 2, Summer 1997, pp. 125-44. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/2871277.

Babcock, Weston. "Iago--An Extraordinary Honest Man." Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 16, no. 4, Autumn 1965, pp. 297-301. JSTOR, doi: 10.2307/2867657.

Cefalu, Paul. "The Burdens of Mind Reading in Shakespeare's Othello: A Cognitive and Psychoanalytic Approach to Iago's Theory of Mind." Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 64, no. 3, Fall 2013, pp. 265-94. JSTOR,

Dorfman, Ariel. "Shakespeare’s Torture Test." The New York Times, 22 July 2017. ProQuest News & Newspapers,

Hogan, Patrick C. "Othello, Racism, and Despair." CLA Journal, vol. 41, no. 4, June 1998, pp. 431-51. JSTOR,

MacDonald, Joyce Green. "Acting Black: Othello, Othello Burlesques, and the Performance of Blackness." Early Modern Reenactments, special issue of Theatre Journal, vol. 46, no. 2, May 1994, pp. 231-49. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/3208453.

Maufort, Marc. "Performing Europe’s 'Others:' Towards a Postcolonial Reinterpretation of the Shakespearean Canon." Europa Zwischen Fiktion Und Realpolitik/L'Europe – Fictions Et Réalités Politiques, edited by Roland Marti and Henri Vogt, Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2010, pp. 35-52. JSTOR,

McCloskey, John C. "The Motivation of Iago." College English, vol. 3, no. 1, 1941, pp. 25–30. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/371329.

Vanita, Ruth. "'Proper' Men and 'Fallen' Women: The Unprotectedness of Wives in Othello." Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, vol. 34, no. 2, Spring 1994, pp. 341-56. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/450905.

Walen, Denise A. "Unpinning Desdemona." Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 58, no. 4, Winter 2007, pp. 487-508. JSTOR,


Additional relevant scholarly articles and book chapters available through Truxal Library’s databases:

Britton, Dennis Austin. "Re-'Turning' Othello: Transformative and Restorative Romance." ELH, vol. 78, no. 1, Spring 2011, pp. 27-50. JSTOR, 

Bartels, Emily. "The 'Stranger of Here and Everywhere': Othello and the Moor of Venice." Speaking of the Moor: From Alcazar to Othello, U of Pennsylvania P, 2009, pp.155-190. Project MUSE,

Charney, Maurice. "Iago." Shakespeare's Villains, Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2012, pp. 1-18. EBSCO Ebooks,

Cohen, Derek. "Othello's Suicide." University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 62, no. 3, Spring 1993, pp. 323-33. Project MUSE,

Escobedo, Andrew. "'Unlucky Deeds' and the Shame of Othello." Shakespeare and Moral Agency, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012, pp. 159-70. ProQuest Ebook Central,

Evans, Robert C. "Trance, Trauma, PNES, and Epileptic Seizures in Shakespeare's Othello." Critical Approaches to Literature: Multicultural, edited by Robert C. Evans, Salem, 2017. Salem Online,

Jacobson, Ken. "Iago's Art of War: The 'Machiavellian Moment' in Othello." Modern Philology, vol. 106, no. 3, Feb. 2009, pp. 497-529. JSTOR, doi:10.1086/605074. 

Minear, Erin. "Music and the Crisis of Meaning in Othello." SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, vol. 49, no. 2, Spring 2009, pp. 355-70. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/sel.0.0058

Mousley, Andy. "Emptying the Human: Othello." Re-humanizing Shakespeare: Literary Humanism, Wisdom, and Modernity, Edinburgh UP, 2nd ed., 2015, pp. 34-47. EBSCO Ebooks, 

Nowottny, Winifred M. T. "Justice and Love in Othello." University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 21, no. 4, July 1952, pp. 330-44. Project

Olsen, Rebecca. "'Too Gentle': Jealousy and Class in Othello." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, vol. 15, no. 1, Winter 2015, pp. 3-25. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/jem.2015.0006.

Proser, Matthew N. "Othello and Coriolanus: The Image of the Warrior." Heroic Image in Five Shakespearean Tragedies, Princeton UP, 2015, pp. 92-170. EBSCO Ebooks,

Tassi, Marguerite A. "Women's Gall, Women's Grace: Female Friendship, Moral Rebuke, and the Vindictive Passions." Women and Revenge in Shakespeare, Susquehanna UP, 2011, pp. 262-81. ProQuest Ebook Central,

Turner, Timothy A. "Othello on the Rack." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, vol. 15, no. 3, Summer 2015, pp. 102-36. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/jem.2015.0016. 

Wells, Robin. "'O These Men, These Men': Othello." Shakespeare on Masculinity, Cambridge UP, 2003, pp. 86-116. EBSCO Ebooks,

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