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The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory

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An important contribution to the current rethinking of English, and to the reconsideration of Shakespeare's role within it, this book focuses on the emergence of the New Historicism, clarifying a number of key positions in the criticism of the past fifteen years. The essays subject many of New Historicism's most challenging claims to rigorous analysis, distinguish sharply between its American and British versions, and assess the causes and consequences of its politicization of literary studies. The theoretical and political ...

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The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory
1992, Clarendon Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198122654

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The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory
1990, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198122449

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