'Civil Monsters': The Enlightened Dialectics of Othello. / Hall, Sam.

In: Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics , Vol. 9, No. 3, 1, 31.10.2012, p. 13-26.

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'Civil Monsters': The Enlightened Dialectics of Othello. / Hall, Sam.

In: Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics , Vol. 9, No. 3, 1, 31.10.2012, p. 13-26.

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Hall, S 2012, ''Civil Monsters': The Enlightened Dialectics of Othello', Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics , vol. 9, no. 3, 1, pp. 13-26.

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Hall, S. (2012). 'Civil Monsters': The Enlightened Dialectics of Othello. Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics , 9(3), 13-26. [1].

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Hall S. 'Civil Monsters': The Enlightened Dialectics of Othello. Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics . 2012 Oct 31;9(3):13-26. 1.

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Hall, Sam. / 'Civil Monsters': The Enlightened Dialectics of Othello. In: Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics . 2012 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 13-26.

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