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History's Peru: The Poetics of Colonial and Postcolonial Historiography

Mark Thurner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035383
eISBN:
9780813038940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035383.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines how the entity called “Peru” gradually came into being, and how the narratives that defined it evolved over time. It is an account of Peruvian historiography, one that makes a ... More


Epilogue: Last Words

Susan Zimmerman

in The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621033
eISBN:
9780748652198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621033.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter presents a further speculation on how Walter Benjamin's Trauerspiel elucidates the interdependent relationship between poststructuralist theory and historicist analysis. The ‘homeland’ ... More


Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Jeffrey S. Librett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262915
eISBN:
9780823266401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262915.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew proposes a new way of understanding modern Orientalism. Retracing the path of modern Orientalist thought in German across crucial writings from the eighteenth to ... More


Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Controversies of Self

John Lee

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198185048
eISBN:
9780191674433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198185048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book offers a new approach to the discussion of English Renaissance literary subjectivity. Dissatisfied with much New Historicist and Cultural Materialistic criticism, it attempts to trace the ... More


Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Howard Erskine-Hill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book studies the relation between poetry and politics in English literature from Dryden to Wordsworth. It reveals that the major tradition of political allusion is not, as has often been argued, ... More


Poetry and the Realm of Politics: Shakespeare to Dryden

Howard Erskine-Hill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117315
eISBN:
9780191670916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117315.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book studies the relation between poetry and politics in 16th- and 17th-century English literature, focusing in particular on the works of Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, Milton, and Dryden. The ... More


Simmel's Early Historicism

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 12 is a close examination of the early philosophy of history of Georg Simmel (1858–1918). The first sections discuss Simmel's early intellectual development and the early influences on the ... More


Of Trespassers and Trash

Rita Barnard

in Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112863
eISBN:
9780199851058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112863.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Of all South African novels, Nadine Gordimer's The Conservationist is the most deeply rooted in the nation's master narrative about land: a stirring, half-myth story of colonial dispossession and ... More


The Spectacle of Disorder: Race, Decoration, and the Social Logic of Space

Ivy G. Wilson

in Specters of Democracy: Blackness and the Aesthetics of Politics in the Antebellum U.S.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195337372
eISBN:
9780199896929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337372.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter interrogates the idea of visuality in Herman Melville's short story “Benito Cereno” (1855) by examining the arrangement of space about the slave ship San Dominick. Turning away from the ... More


Introduction: Historicism and the Cultural Present in Shakespeare Studies: Subjectivity in Early and Late Modernity

Hugh Grady

in Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard II to Hamlet

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257607
eISBN:
9780191717796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257607.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This introductory chapter begins with an analysis of how historicist approaches to Shakespeare have come to dominate the field, obscuring the ‘presentist’ qualities of contemporary historicism. But a ... More


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