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

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New Historicist adjective or noun

First Known Use of New Historicism

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“New Historicism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/New%20Historicism. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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