The Limits of Literary Historicism


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"The Limits of Literary Historicism" is a collection of essays arguing that historicism, which has come to dominate the professional study of literature in recent decades, has become ossified. By drawing attention to the limits of historicism its blind spots, overreach, and reluctance to acknowledge its commitments this provocative new book seeks a clearer understanding of what historicism can and cannot teach us about literary narrative. Editors Allen Dunn and Thomas F. Haddox have gathered contributions from leading ...

The Limits of Literary Historicism 2012, Univ Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9781572338203