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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691015460
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 6/11/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,003,749
  • 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 Enterprise 3
Ch. 1 Generating Literary Histories 39
Ch. 2 Texts and Works: Some Historical Questions on the Editing of Old English Verse 54
Ch. 3 Making Identities in Fifteenth-Century England: Henry V and John Lydgate 69
Ch. 4 Shakespeare Bewitched 108
Ch. 5 Re-visioning the Restoration: Or, How to Stop Obscuring Early Women Writers 136
Ch. 6 Re-presenting the Body in Pamela II 151
Ch. 7 Fictions and Freedom: Wordsworth and the Ideology of Romanticism 178
Ch. 8 Beyond the Valley of Production; or, De factorum natura: A Dialogue 198
Ch. 9 Literary History as a Hybrid Genre 216
Ch. 10 Blackface, White Noise: The Jewish Jazz Singer Finds His Voice 230
Ch. 11 Black, White, and in Color, or Learning How to Paint: Toward an Intramural Protocol of Reading 267
Ch. 12 Exiling History: Hysterical Transgression in Historical Narrative 292
Ch. 13 Figures, Configurations, Transfigurations 316
Index 331
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