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ERIC Number: EJ1179950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1183-1189
New Historicism
Hickling, Matt
Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, v27 n2 p53-57 2018
This article draws attention to the keyword "New Historicism" through its evolution from its antecedent "Historicism." Using the OED definition of both as a starting point, this article explains the development of New Historicism as an interpretive strategy in the study of history and literature. In keeping with the "keywords" mandate to examine conflicting and contested terms, I cite both Stephen Greenblatt's initial development of new historicism as an interpretive strategy and the subsequent critiques. In citing examples from popular culture and aspects of Canadian history, I demonstrate the utility of New Historicism and explain how it is distinct from historicism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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