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New Historicism

noun

Definition of NEW HISTORICISM

:  a method of literary criticism that emphasizes the historicity of a text by relating it to the configurations of power, society, or ideology in a given time
New Historicist adjective or noun

First Known Use of NEW HISTORICISM

1986

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