New Historicism in Literature


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Which literary critic is credited for initiating New Historicism?

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1. New Historicism reflects the legacy of which literary critical tradition?

2. Which New Historicist is well known for his dictate, 'Always Historicize'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about this literary critical movement with this worksheet and interactive quiz. You will be asked about the influences, initiation, and development of New Historicism, as well as relevant quotes and challenges made by New Historicism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will encounter questions about:

  • Influences on New Historicism
  • Literary critic who initiated New Historicism
  • Quotes by New Historicists
  • Decade of New Historicism's development
  • Critical tradition challenged by New Historicism

Skills Practiced

In this work, you will utilize the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the legacy that New Historicism reflects and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about this literary critical movement from the related lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about challenges to other critical traditions made by New Historicism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the timeline of New Historicism's development

Additional Learning

View the complementary lesson, titled New Historicism in Literature, for more information on this subject. Goals of the lesson will include:

  • Explain the relationship of New Historicism to other critical movements
  • Identify notable figures working within a New Historicist model
  • Understand the key concerns of New Historicism
  • Know the arguments against the movement made by its critics