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Author(s)

Tofts, Darren; Kinnane, Ray; Haig, Andrew

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Abstract

How to teach the Renaissance in the light of postmodern theory? Clearly there is more at stake than simply co-opting postmodern concepts, or framing 'the Renaissance' in terms of the formation of modernity and its fragmentation in the postmodern situation. The textuality of history, the historicity of reading, the anxiety of influence, the unpopularity of canonical literature, the contexture of subject positions---all inform an approach to such an endeavour. New historicism, cultural poetics, materialist feminism, women's history, provide ideologies, conceptual frameworks. What of the mode of discourse?

Publication year

1994

Publication type

Journal article

Source

Southern Review, Vol. 27, no. 3 (Sep 1994), pp. 252-260

ISSN

0038-4526

Publisher

RMIT University

Copyright

Copyright © 1994 The authors. The published version is reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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