Liquid Modernity in Shakespeare’s Works: A Critical Reading


  • Farkhanda Shahid Khan Lecturer, Department of English Literature, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Asma Iqbal Qazi 2. Assistant Professor, Department of English Graduate Studies, National University of Modern Languages Islamabad Pakistan



Bard, Drama, Elizabethan Period, Fashion, Imagination, Jacobian Period, Sublime


This work while arguing that Shakespeare has the genius to mingle up words, phrases, and concepts in such a manner that they aptly fit globally- in different regions and countries, scrutinizes Shakespeare’s sublimity through a vast critical scholarship. Not of an age but for all times, was critically remarked by Johnson, who was a contemporary of Shakespeare. His works are sentimental, pithy, and sometimes hilarious. He was the master to develop a connection between the narrative and his characters and that is why we notice, Hamlet’s anger, everlasting love for Romeo and Juliet, Ophelia’s agony, and King Lear’s turning from foolishness to a modest and caring father. Theorists of the postcolonial era offer a variety of reasons for Shakespeare’s recurrent presence around the globe- which are multi-folds, starting from worldwide recognized themes, his genius to transcend class, color or ethnicity, and linguistic barriers.





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Shahid Khan, F., & Iqbal Qazi, A. (2023). Liquid Modernity in Shakespeare’s Works: A Critical Reading. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(1), 68–78.