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New historicism and cultural materialism

Author: John Brannigan
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan Press, 1998.
Series: Transitions.
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The author explains the development of the literary theories of new historicism and cultural materialism which emerged in the early 1980s and demonstrates both their uses and weaknesses as critical  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Brannigan
ISBN: 0333687809 9780333687802 0333687817 9780333687819 0312213891 9780312213893 0312213883 9780312213886
OCLC Number: 40753219
Description: ix, 249 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: General Editor's Preface List of Abbreviations Acknowledgements Introduction: Literature in History PART 1: THE TURN TO HISTORY Key Contexts and Theorists New Historicism: Representations of History and Power Cultural Poetics: After the New Historicism? Cultural Materialism: Literature and Dissident Politics New Historicism and Cultural Materialism Today PART 2: APPLICATIONS AND READINGS 'On the Edge of a Black and Incomprehensible Frenzy': An New Historicist Reading of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness Producing the Subject: A New Historicist Reading of Charlotte Perkins Gilmans's The Yellow Wallpaper Cultural Materialism and Reading Dissidence in(to) the Poetry of Alfred Tennyson 'I Write it out in a Verse': Power, History and Colonialism in W.B.Yeat's Easter 1916 PART 3: AFTERWORDS After History: Textuality and Historicity in New Historicism The Importance of Not Concluding Annotated Bibliography Bibliography Index
Series Title: Transitions.
Responsibility: John Brannigan.

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