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What is new about New Historicism?

New Historicism is a leading theoretical school of literary theory today. Watch Prof. Philipp Schweighauser outline its basic assumptions.

New Historicism is, and has been over the last three decades, a leading theoretical school in the humanities.

Learn about how it reinvented the way we think about the relation between cultural artefacts and history as Philipp Schweighauser outlines its origins and basic assumptions.

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Literature in the Digital Age: from Close Reading to Distant Reading

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