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Rethinking Historicism from Shakespeare to Milton.

By: Baynes Coiro, Ann.
Contributor(s): Fulton, Thomas.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (322 p.).ISBN: 9781139571166.Subject(s): English literature --Early modern, 1500-1700 --History and criticism --Theory, etc | Historical criticism (Literature) | LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh | New historicismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rethinking Historicism from Shakespeare to MiltonDDC classification: 801 | 801.95 | 801/.95 LOC classification: PN98.H57Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; RETHINKING HISTORICISM FROM SHAKESPEARE TO MILTON; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction Old, New, Now; NOTES; I Historicism and Its Discontents; 1 Has Historicism Gone Too Far Or, Should We Return to Form?; NOTES; 2 Theory and Practice in Historical Method; DISTANCE AND PROXIMITY; HISTORICIZING EMPIRICISM; HISTORICAL METHOD: MATCHING PARTICULARS AND GENERALS; DIALECTICAL OPPOSITION I: HISTORY AS FOCALIZATIONS OF PERSPECTIVE; DIALECTICAL OPPOSITION II: HISTORY AS MOMENTS OF TEMPORALITY
DIALECTICAL OPPOSITION III: HISTORY AS LEVELS OF STRUCTURENOTES; 3 Limiting History; NOTES; II Historicism and Theology; 4 The Politics of Renaissance Historicism: Valla, Erasmus, Colet, and More; COLET'S AND ERASMUS'S HISTORICISM; SAINTLY SENECA AND POLITICAL PAUL; IN PRAISE OF PRINCES; NOTES; 5 Historicizing Satisfaction in Shakespeare's Othello; NOTES; III Dramatic Histories; 6 The New Presentism and Its Discontents: Listening to Eastward Ho and Shakepeare's Tempest in Dialogue; I; II; III; IV; NOTES; 7 In Great Men's Houses: Playing, Patronage, and the Performance of Tudor History
THE LEGACY OF BOSWORTHTHE STANLEY LEGEND; LORD STRANGE'S MEN AND STANLEY HISTORY; RICHARD III, REVISED?; NOTES; IV Milton and the Problems of History; 8 Medea's Dilemma: Politics and Passion in Milton's Divorce Tracts; TRAGEDY AND ELOQUENCE; PASSION AND JUSTICE; NOTES; 9 Milton, Foucault, and the New Historicism; I; II; NOTES; V Gendering Historicism; 10 "You shall be our generalless": Fashioning Warrior Women from Henrietta Maria to Hillary Clinton; HENRIETTA MARIA AND THE KINGS CABINET OPENED; MARGARET CAVENDISH'S BELL IN CAMPO
"SUCH FASHIONS AS I DID INVENT MYSELF": CAVENDISH AND SELF-FASHIONINGNOTES; 11 Wartimes: Seventeenth-Century Women's Writing and Its Afterlives; "ONE LIFE ONLY": WOOLF ON ASTELL; ASTELL AND THE "MERCENARY SCRIBLERS"; THE BATTLEGROUND OF PRINT: THE POLITICS OF ASTELL'S EDUCATIONAL PROPOSAL; SILENT HISTORIES; A HISTORY OF INSIDERS: WOMEN WRITERS AND THE "SIGNIFICANT" POLITICS OF WAR; NOTES; Afterword; NOTES; Index
Summary: This volume explores the history and practice of historicism and its present usefulness for literary criticism, its limitations and its future.
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Cover; RETHINKING HISTORICISM FROM SHAKESPEARE TO MILTON; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction Old, New, Now; NOTES; I Historicism and Its Discontents; 1 Has Historicism Gone Too Far Or, Should We Return to Form?; NOTES; 2 Theory and Practice in Historical Method; DISTANCE AND PROXIMITY; HISTORICIZING EMPIRICISM; HISTORICAL METHOD: MATCHING PARTICULARS AND GENERALS; DIALECTICAL OPPOSITION I: HISTORY AS FOCALIZATIONS OF PERSPECTIVE; DIALECTICAL OPPOSITION II: HISTORY AS MOMENTS OF TEMPORALITY

DIALECTICAL OPPOSITION III: HISTORY AS LEVELS OF STRUCTURENOTES; 3 Limiting History; NOTES; II Historicism and Theology; 4 The Politics of Renaissance Historicism: Valla, Erasmus, Colet, and More; COLET'S AND ERASMUS'S HISTORICISM; SAINTLY SENECA AND POLITICAL PAUL; IN PRAISE OF PRINCES; NOTES; 5 Historicizing Satisfaction in Shakespeare's Othello; NOTES; III Dramatic Histories; 6 The New Presentism and Its Discontents: Listening to Eastward Ho and Shakepeare's Tempest in Dialogue; I; II; III; IV; NOTES; 7 In Great Men's Houses: Playing, Patronage, and the Performance of Tudor History

THE LEGACY OF BOSWORTHTHE STANLEY LEGEND; LORD STRANGE'S MEN AND STANLEY HISTORY; RICHARD III, REVISED?; NOTES; IV Milton and the Problems of History; 8 Medea's Dilemma: Politics and Passion in Milton's Divorce Tracts; TRAGEDY AND ELOQUENCE; PASSION AND JUSTICE; NOTES; 9 Milton, Foucault, and the New Historicism; I; II; NOTES; V Gendering Historicism; 10 "You shall be our generalless": Fashioning Warrior Women from Henrietta Maria to Hillary Clinton; HENRIETTA MARIA AND THE KINGS CABINET OPENED; MARGARET CAVENDISH'S BELL IN CAMPO

"SUCH FASHIONS AS I DID INVENT MYSELF": CAVENDISH AND SELF-FASHIONINGNOTES; 11 Wartimes: Seventeenth-Century Women's Writing and Its Afterlives; "ONE LIFE ONLY": WOOLF ON ASTELL; ASTELL AND THE "MERCENARY SCRIBLERS"; THE BATTLEGROUND OF PRINT: THE POLITICS OF ASTELL'S EDUCATIONAL PROPOSAL; SILENT HISTORIES; A HISTORY OF INSIDERS: WOMEN WRITERS AND THE "SIGNIFICANT" POLITICS OF WAR; NOTES; Afterword; NOTES; Index

This volume explores the history and practice of historicism and its present usefulness for literary criticism, its limitations and its future.

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