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Reading Tudor-Stuart texts through cultural historicism

Author: Albert H Tricomi
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©1996.
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In an assessment of the new historicism as a form of historical knowledge, Albert Tricomi moves beyond it to present what he calls new, cultural historicism. In pursuing this theme, he examines Tudor-Stuart representations of surveillance and the cultural oversight of the sexual body as revealed in Elizabethan-Jacobean drama to bring together two discourses that have not been joined before. Tricomi shows the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert H Tricomi
ISBN: 0813014352 9780813014357
OCLC Number: 33277741
Description: xi, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Problem and the Project: "Being Historical" --
2. Foucault and Utopia: Politics and New Historicism --
3. Tropes of Surveillance in Jonson's and Shakespeare's Poetry: Decentering Traditional Historicism --
4. The Informer in Popular Culture: A Critique of the Anecdotal Method --
5. Cultural Foundations of Shakespeare's Problem Plays: Monitoring Sexuality --
6. The Jacobean Problem Play: Sexuality, Surveillance, and the Critique of Culture --
7. Affectivity and New Historicism: The Mothering Body Surveilled in The Duchess of Malfi and The Duchess of Suffolk.
Responsibility: Albert H. Tricomi.

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