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Microhistory
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0284  Thursday, 15 July 2010

From:         Harry Rusche <
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Date:         July 12, 2010 7:08:56 PM EDT
Subject: 21.0278  Microhistory
Comment:      RE: SHK 21.0278  Microhistory

>At the risk of exhuming old topics, may I draw attention to an 
>article entitled 'Shakespeare Studies, Presentism, and 
>Micro-History' in Cahiers Elisabethains, 76 (Autumn 2009), 35-43. 
>It offers a critique of 'presentism' and recommends 'Microhistory' 
>as the bastard offspring of new historicism. And it also gives a 
>few details regarding a Thomas Kyd, hiding under Mrs. 
>Gildserson's bed, in 1578.
>
>Duncan Salkeld

I have nothing to say about "micro-history" (whatever that is), but Terence 
Hawkes and Hugh Grady converted me to presentism and I hope the article has 
something positive to say about it. My students respond positively (in fact, 
enthusiastically) to presentism and it gave my courses a truly inspiring new 
direction.


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