Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory

Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory

New Historicism and Cultural Materialism

eBook - 2012
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Bloomsbury Pub Plc
In the thirty years since the
publication of Stephen Greenblatt's Renaissance Self-Fashioning
overthrew traditional modes of Shakespeare criticism, New Historicism and Cultural
Materialism have rapidly become the dominant modes for studying and writing
about the Bard. This comprehensive guide introduces students to the key
writers, texts and ideas of contemporary Shakespeare criticism and alternatives
to new historicist and cultural materialist approaches suggested by a range of
dissenters including evolutionary critics, historical formalists and advocates
of 'the new aestheticism', and the more politically active presentists.

Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory covers such topics as:
The key theoretical
influences on new historicism including Michel Foucault and Louis Althusser.

The major critics, from Stephen Greenblatt to Jonathan Dollimore and Alan
Sinfield.

Dissenting views from traditional critics and contemporary theorists.

Chapter summaries and questions for discussion throughout encourage students to
critically engage with contemporary Shakespeare theory for themselves. The book
includes a 'Who's Who' of major critics, a timeline of key publications and a
glossary of essential critical terms to give students and teachers easy access
to essential information.

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A complete critical introduction to New Historicist and Cultural Materialist approaches that have dominated contemporary Shakespeare theory, as well as alternative new directions.


McMillan Palgrave

A complete critical introduction to New Historicist and Cultural Materialist approaches that have dominated contemporary Shakespeare theory, as well as alternative new directions.


In the thirty years since the
publication of Stephen Greenblatt's Renaissance Self-Fashioning
overthrew traditional modes of Shakespeare criticism, New Historicism and Cultural
Materialism have rapidly become the dominant modes for studying and writing
about the Bard. This comprehensive guide introduces students to the key
writers, texts and ideas of contemporary Shakespeare criticism and alternatives
to new historicist and cultural materialist approaches suggested by a range of
dissenters including evolutionary critics, historical formalists and advocates
of 'the new aestheticism', and the more politically active presentists.

Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory covers such topics as:
The key theoretical
influences on new historicism including Michel Foucault and Louis Althusser.

The major critics, from Stephen Greenblatt to Jonathan Dollimore and Alan
Sinfield.

Dissenting views from traditional critics and contemporary theorists.

Chapter summaries and questions for discussion throughout encourage students to
critically engage with contemporary Shakespeare theory for themselves. The book
includes a 'Who's Who' of major critics, a timeline of key publications and a
glossary of essential critical terms to give students and teachers easy access
to essential information.



Publisher: New York : Arden Shakespeare, 2012
ISBN: 9781441129741
144112974X
9781441193933
1441193936
9781441111272
1441111271
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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