New Historicism

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of New Historicism was in 1972

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“New Historicism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/New%20Historicism. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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