New Historicism and Cultural Studies. Problems of studying culture and history: the contribution of New Historicism
KASTNEROVÁ, M. New Historicism and Cultural Studies. Problems of studying culture and history: the contribution of New Historicism. Pardubice, 2012.
|Anglický název:||New Historicism and Cultural Studies. Problems of studying culture and history: the contribution of New Historicism|
|Autoři:||PhDr. Martina Kastnerová Ph.D.|
|Abstrakt EN:||The paper is focused on the critical consideration of the so-called New Historicism, regarding especially in the context of the relation between factional and historical, as well as investigating cultural studies as an inspiration for New Historical interpretations of (especially Renaissance) culture. New Historicism disputes crucial differences between historical and fictional narrative and comes back to the notion of historicism and considers an analysis of the particular historical context as a very important aspect of interpretation. It can also be interpreted as a reaction to a Formalist Theory and some of the more extreme poststructural positions (namely New Criticism and the so-called “close reading“ can be mentioned in the United States where New Historicism originated).The principal idea of New Historicism is the investigation, reflection and consideration of analogies between language or historical text and literary fiction; so, the hegemony of the language and text is broken with the help of the accent on the inseparability of relations between history, text, language and ideologies. New Historicism is also defined as the “poetics of culture“, so the other main topics and concepts of their investigation are circulation of social energy and cultural fields, role of politics and power in the context of theory of interpretation etc.|