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New historicism and cultural materialism

Author: John Brannigan
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan Press, 1998.
Series: Transitions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New historicism and cultural materialism emerged in the early 1980s as prominent literary theories and came to represent a revival of interest in history and in historicising literature.

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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 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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'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 Read more...

 
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