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Textual Interpretation and Historical Description

Textual Interpretation and Historical Description

(p.337) Interchapter Two Textual Interpretation and Historical Description
Genres of the Credit Economy
Mary Poovey
University of Chicago Press

This interchapter continues the discussion of reading, focusing on the ways that contemporary literary critics' treatments of texts differ so radically from the way readers not disciplined by graduate training read. It engages one variant of professional literary reading/writing—which is sometimes called New Historicism, sometimes called discourse analysis—in order to explore some of the problems that arise when even expert readers try to use the textual interpretations such theoretically sophisticated practices yield to generate historical narratives.

Keywords:   reading, literary critics, literary texts, literary writing, New Historicism, discourse analysis

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