Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 3(1), pp. 18 - 23
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030103
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Leadership and Literature: Insights into Shakespearean Tragedies

Shahida *
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, NIT, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India


In the last few decades, we have witnessed the inclusion of Literature in a variety of disciplines. ‘Multidisciplinary studies' and ‘multiculturalism' being key terms in the academia—chiefly in the Social Sciences and the Humanities—various university disciplines have started strengthening their syllabi in this direction. This paper argues that a single disciplinary approach fails to address a literary tradition and canon in Leadership Studies. It focuses on inclusion of Literature into the discipline. The first part deals with a short introduction on the inclusion of Literature in Leadership studies followed by how Shakespearean texts can be used as case studies to teach leadership issues. The paper argues that literary texts help in developing different perspectives and understanding multiple issues in leadership. A brief review on the theories of leadership is incorporated to enhance the understanding of the essence of leadership. The paper concludes with an emphasis on the inclusion of literary texts in Leadership Studies to promote better understanding of the issues in leadership.

Leadership, Literature, Tragedies, Social Constructionist, Case Study

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[1] Shahida , "Leadership and Literature: Insights into Shakespearean Tragedies," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 18 - 23, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030103.

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Shahida (2015). Leadership and Literature: Insights into Shakespearean Tragedies. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 3(1), 18 - 23. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2015.030103.