International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 1, Part F (2021)
Exploration of literary text and cultural system of a particular society: An approach of New Historicism
This article tries to show that the major issue of New Historicism is to explore the relationship between texts and the cultural system in which they are produced. New Historicism is a historical method which studies and evaluates the literary text in terms of social, historical, and political contexts. It considers the works of literature as a historical text. It reveals the formalist conception of literature as an independent aesthetic order that goes beyond the requirements and interests of a society. This article also attempts to represent that one cannot imagine the literary text apart from the society. It is another form of social significance which the society produces and in return it reshapes the culture of that society. New Historicism clarifies how texts signify both culturally constructed patterns, and produce cultural formations. New Historicists have a faith that it makes no sense to isolate literary writings from the social context because such writings are the product of intricate social relations. This literary theory is first introduced by Stephen Greenblatt in 1980s as a usual practice of cultural poetics. Its concepts, themes and procedures were often recognized by the scholars of the English Renaissance in the late of 1970s and early of 1980s. They focused their attention on the literary form of drama and carefully observed the voices of the oppressed, the marginalized, and the deprived.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Lekha Nath Dhakal. Exploration of literary text and cultural system of a particular society: An approach of New Historicism. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(1):428-431. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2021.v7.i1f.8233