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New Historical Literary Study : Essays on Reproducing Texts, Representing History - Jeffrey N. Cox

New Historical Literary Study

Essays on Reproducing Texts, Representing History

By: Jeffrey N. Cox (Editor), Larry J. Reynolds (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 1993
ISBN: 9780691015460
Number Of Pages: 352

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This volume, growing out of the celebrated turn toward history in literary criticism, showcases some of the best new historical work being done today in textual theory, literary history, and cultural criticism. The collection brings together for the first time key representativesfrom various schools of historicist scholarship, including leading critics whose work has helped define new historicism. The essays illuminate literary periods ranging from Anglo-Saxon to postmodern, a variety of literary texts that includes "The Siege of Thebes," "Macbeth," "The Jazz Singer," and "The Chosen Place, the Timeless People," and central issues that have marked new historicism: power, ideology, textuality, othering, marginality, exile, and liberation.

The contributors are Janet Aikins, Lawrence Buell, Ralph Cohen, Margaret Ezell, Stephen Greenblatt, Terence Hoagwood, Jerome McGann, Robert Newman, Katherine O'Keeffe, Lee Patterson, Michael Rogin, Edward Said, and Hortense Spillers. The editors' introduction situates the various essays within contemporary criticism and explores the multiple, contestatory issues at stake within the historicist enterprise.

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: The Historicist Enterprisep. 3
Generating Literary Historiesp. 39
Texts and Works: Some Historical Questions on the Editing of Old English Versep. 54
Making Identities in Fifteenth-Century England: Henry V and John Lydgatep. 69
Shakespeare Bewitchedp. 108
Re-visioning the Restoration: Or, How to Stop Obscuring Early Women Writersp. 136
Re-presenting the Body in Pamela IIp. 151
Fictions and Freedom: Wordsworth and the Ideology of Romanticismp. 178
Beyond the Valley of Production; or, De factorum natura: A Dialoguep. 198
Literary History as a Hybrid Genrep. 216
Blackface, White Noise: The Jewish Jazz Singer Finds His Voicep. 230
Black, White, and in Color, or Learning How to Paint: Toward an Intramural Protocol of Readingp. 267
Exiling History: Hysterical Transgression in Historical Narrativep. 292
Figures, Configurations, Transfigurationsp. 316
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9780691015460
ISBN-10: 0691015465
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st July 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.47  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.56