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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 688.  Saturday, 30 October 1993.
 
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        Date:   Friday, 29 Oct 1993 09:21:18 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 4.0685  Q: New Historicist Applications
 
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        Date:   Friday, 29 Oct 93 09:35:17 EDT
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(3)     From:   Daniel F. Pigg <IVAD%
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        Date:   Friday, 29 Oct 93 08:52:31 CST
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        Date:   Friday, 29 Oct 1993 19:16:33 +0200
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Date:           Friday, 29 Oct 1993 09:21:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 4.0685  Q: New Historicist Applications
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0685  Q: New Historicist Applications
 
About non-Renaissance new historicism:  Romanticism's an inspired
guess.  Look up Alan Liu & David Simpson.  Other names in a book
called *New Historicism* ed Veeser, Routledge 87. (Isn't Veeser there
where you are?)  Also American.  Maybe the Sacvan Bercovitch-Myra
Jehlen collection of essays--don't remember the name of the book.  You
can get lots of names looking through F. Crews essays in recent New
York Reviews of Books, along with lots of interesting opinion that
can get people upset.
 
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Date:           Friday, 29 Oct 93 09:35:17 EDT
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Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0685  Q: New Historicist Applications
 
A recent collection of essays might be useful for anyone who wants to read
about new historicist applications outside the Renaissance/Early Modern period.
 
_New Historical Literary Study:  Essays on Reproducing Texts, Representing
History_, eds. Jeffrey N. Cox and Larry J. Reynolds (Princeton:  Princeton U P,
199 3).
 
Contributors include Ralph Cohen (the other one, not the Shenandoah Shakespeare
Ralph), Katherine O'Keefe, Lee Patterson, Stephen Greenblatt, Margaret Ezell,
Janet Aikins, Terence Hoagwood, Jerome McGann, Lawrence Buell, Michael Rogin,
Hortense Spillers, Robert Newman, and Edward Said.
 
I've particularly enjoyed the editors' essay that gives a history of the new
historicists; there's an inherent irony in such discussion.  The endnotes are
thick (sometimes in more than one sense), there are wonderfully illustrated
essays, and the collection is substantially livelier and more lucid than most
such anthologies.
 
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Date:           Friday, 29 Oct 93 08:52:31 CST
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Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0685 Q: New Historicist Applications
 
For NH applications in the 18th century see _The New Eighteenth Century:
Theory, Politics, English Literature_, ed. Felicity Nussbaum and Laura
Brown. London: Methuen, 1987.  For the Middle Ages, see Lee Patterson,
_Chaucer and the Subject of History_.
 
Daniel Pigg
Department of English
University of Tennessee at Martin
IVAD@UTMARTN.BITNET
 
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Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0685  Q: New Historicist Applications
 
Brook Thomas, _The New Historicism and Other Old-Fashioned Topics_
(Princeton, 1991) critically but sympathetically surveys both the premisses
of historicist interpretation and its application (old and New) to American
literature in the 19th century.  He engages Greenblatt in a helpful and
informed way.
 
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Date:           Friday, 29 Oct 1993 19:16:33 +0200
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Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0685 Q: New Historicist Applications
 
>I am newly introduced to New Historicism and find it a powerful approach.
>As most New Historicists seem to be experts on English Renaissance, could
>someone enlight me with some NH applications in other time period literature?
>I assume the Engish Romantic period would be a not bad guess?
 
Yes, there is at least one article by Simpson called "Criticism, Politics
and Style in Wordsworth's Poetry."  There are some Americanist applications
as well, including a book by Walter Benn Michaels--The Gold Bug, etc--and a
book of essay edited by Sacvan Bercovitch and Myra Jehlen.
 

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