New Historical Literary Study: Essays on Reproducing Texts, Representing History / Edition 1

New Historical Literary Study: Essays on Reproducing Texts, Representing History / Edition 1

by Jeffrey N. Cox
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691015465

ISBN-13: 9780691015460

Pub. Date: 06/11/1993

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691015460
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
06/11/1993
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Introduction: The Historicist Enterprise3
Ch. 1Generating Literary Histories39
Ch. 2Texts and Works: Some Historical Questions on the Editing of Old English Verse54
Ch. 3Making Identities in Fifteenth-Century England: Henry V and John Lydgate69
Ch. 4Shakespeare Bewitched108
Ch. 5Re-visioning the Restoration: Or, How to Stop Obscuring Early Women Writers136
Ch. 6Re-presenting the Body in Pamela II151
Ch. 7Fictions and Freedom: Wordsworth and the Ideology of Romanticism178
Ch. 8Beyond the Valley of Production; or, De factorum natura: A Dialogue198
Ch. 9Literary History as a Hybrid Genre216
Ch. 10Blackface, White Noise: The Jewish Jazz Singer Finds His Voice230
Ch. 11Black, White, and in Color, or Learning How to Paint: Toward an Intramural Protocol of Reading267
Ch. 12Exiling History: Hysterical Transgression in Historical Narrative292
Ch. 13Figures, Configurations, Transfigurations316
Index331

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