New Literary Histories: New Historicism And Contemporary Criticism
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New Literary Histories: New Historicism And Contemporary Criticism

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This lucid study provides a welcome critical overview of current trends in literary theory after post-structuralism. With chapters ranging from Foucauldian and Marxist perspectives to cultural materialism, Claire Colebrook moves to the more complex issues which surround literary history and interpretation and the politics of literature. This study demonstrates the interpre...more
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Published 1997 by Manchester University Press ;Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press
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A very succinct introduction and overview of Greenblatt's major theses and concepts. Other than explaining new historicism and its complicated relationship with theoretical inputs and influences, it explains rather well contemporary anthropological, sociological and philosophical theories that have influenced new historicism and cultural materialism.

However, I am not really convinced that new historicism in itself achieves to question the limits of representation and I'm dubious about the "rand...more
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