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Practicing new historicism

Practicing new historicism

Gallagher, Catherine; Greenblatt, Stephen J. (Stephen Jay)

This work focuses on five aspects of new historicism: recurrent use of anecdotes, preoccupation with the nature of representations, fascination with the history of the body, sharp focus on neglected details, and skeptical analysis of ideology

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Chicago, [Ill.; London: University of Chicago Press, 2001
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Statement of responsibility: Catherine Gallagher & Stephen Greenblatt
ISBN: 0226279359, 9780226279350
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originaally published: 2000.
Physical Description: ix, 249 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Literary criticism; Criticism.; Critical theory; Historicism.


  1. Acknowledgments
  2. Introduction
  3. 1. The Touch of the Real
  4. 2. Counterhistory and the Anecdote
  5. 3. The Wound in the Wall
  6. 4. The Potato in the Materialist Imagination
  7. 5. The Mousetrap
  8. 6. The Novel and Other Discourses of Suspended Disbelief
  9. Notes
  10. Index

Author note

Catherine Gallagher is the Eggers Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

Stephen Greenblatt is the Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.