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|ISBN:||0333687809 9780333687802 0333687817 9780333687819 0312213891 9780312213893 0312213883 9780312213886|
|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|
'Lucid, vivid and fluent, this study presents both new historicism and cultural materialism in a sympathetic manner, while also offering some penetrating criticisms of both movements. The result is