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New Historical Literary Study: Essays on Reproducing Texts, Representing History

New Historical Literary Study: Essays on Reproducing Texts, Representing History (Paperback)

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This volume, growing out of the celebrated turn toward history in literary criticism, showcases some of the best new historical work being done today in textual theory, literary history, and cultural criticism. The collection brings together for the first time key representativesfrom various schools of historicist scholarship, including leading critics whose work has helped define new historicism. The essays illuminate literary periods ranging from Anglo-Saxon to postmodern, a variety of literary texts that includes The Siege of Thebes, Macbeth, The Jazz Singer, and The Chosen Place, the Timeless People, and central issues that have marked new historicism: power, ideology, textuality, othering, marginality, exile, and liberation. The contributors are Janet Aikins, Lawrence Buell, Ralph Cohen, Margaret Ezell, Stephen Greenblatt, Terence Hoagwood, Jerome McGann, Robert Newman, Katherine O'Keeffe, Lee Patterson, Michael Rogin, Edward Said, and Hortense Spillers. The editors' introduction situates the various essays within contemporary criticism and explores the multiple, contestatory issues at stake within the historicist enterprise.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theory Publisher: Princeton University Press Publication Date: 11/06/1993 ISBN-13: 9780691015460  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jeffrey N. Cox is Associate Professor of English and Larry J. Reynolds is Professor of English and Thomas Franklin Mayo Professor in Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University.

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