Shakespeare and New Historicist Theory

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-01-26
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare

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Over the past three decades, no critical movement has been more prominent in Shakespeare Studies than new historicism. And yet, it remains notoriously difficult to pin down, define and explain, let alone analyze. Shakespeare and New Historicist Theory provides a comprehensive scholarly analysis of new historicism as a development in Shakespeare studies while asking fundamental questions about its status as literary theory and its continued usefulness as a method of approaching Shakespeare's plays.

Author Biography

Neema Parvini is Lecturer in English at the University of Surrey. He is the author of Shakespeare's History Plays: Rethinking Historicism (2012) and Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory: New Historicism and Cultural Materialism (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2012).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Theoretical influences
Chapter 2: Scholarly influences: 'Proto-new historicists'
Chapter 3: New historicism and state power
Chapter 4: Cultural poetics
Chapter 5: New historicism and feminism
Chapter 6: Measure for Measure: New historicism in practice
Chapter 7: New historicism's opponents
Chapter 8: Everyday historicism

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