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ERIC Number: EJ1108201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
(Ig)Noble Lies: Personal Historicism and Richard Mulcaster's "Positions Concerning the Bringing up of Children" (1581)
De Barros, Eric
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v20 n3 p317-326 2013
Attempting to push early modern presentism to the radical, logical conclusion of a more personal historicism, this essay draws on a number of interpretive practices and theoretical insights--Stephen Greenblatt's self-reflectivity, Toni Morrison's "rememory," Marianne Hirsch's "postmemory," bell hooks's "passion of experience," and Linda Charnes's alternative historicism--to establish the ethical and interpretive significance of my own painful situatedness as an African American man in Renaissance/Early Modern studies. Specifically, I illustrate that significance in a reading of Richard Mulcaster's "Positions Concerning the Bringing Up of Children," a sixteenth-century educational treatise that responds, as I argue, to early modern educational access and social mobility with an insidiously complex, exclusionary admissions policy.
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Language: English
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