The New Historicism
Edited by Harold Veeser
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New Historicism by Harold Veeser
Book DescriptionFollowing Clifford Geertz and other cultural anthropologists, the New Historicist critics have evolved a method for describing culture in action. Their "thick descriptions" seize upon an event or anecdote--colonist John Rolfe's conversation with Pocohontas's father, a note found among Nietzsche's papers to the effect that "I have lost my umbrella"--and re-read it to reveal through the analysis of tiny particulars the motive forces controlling a whole society. Contributors: Stephen J. Greenblatt, Louis A. Montrose, Catherine Gallagher, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Gerald Graff, Jean Franco, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Frank Lentricchia, Vincent Pecora, Jane Marcus, Jon Klancher, Jonathan Arac, Hayden White, Stanley Fish, Judith Newton, Joel Fineman, John Schaffer, Richard Terdiman, Donald Pease, Brooks Thomas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415900706
(235mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jul-1989
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harold Veeser
New Historicism Reader, Paperback (May 1994)» View all books by Harold Veeser
This reader contains contributions on such topics as: Shakespeare's ear; George Eliot and "Daniel Deronda" - the prostitute and the Jewish question; "The Bostonians"; "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and the politics of literary history; logic of the transvestite; the Arab challenge to cultural dependancy.
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