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ENGL 7736 New Historicism (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course engages both the theory and the practice of New Historicism, from its origins in anthropology and Continental philosophy to recent work in cultural studies, emphasizing Althusser and Jameson, Michel Foucault, Stephen Greenblatt and Louis Montrose, and the ways other critical schools have reacted to or against New Historicism. Finally, we will consider how New Historicism has influenced the rise of Cultural Studies as a critical practice. Students will develop their own New Historical projects, and the work of the course will include oral reports and a research paper.

Instructor(s): James Wallace

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17