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(From the Archives) Critical Self-Fashioning: An Interview with Stephen J. Greenblatt

19 Apr

Today’s “From the Archives” post, an excerpt of an interview with Stephen J. Greenblatt, comes from Issue 71/72 (Summer 2009).  This interview took place on 8 December 2008 in Stephen Greenblatt’s office in Widener Library at Harvard University. It was conducted by Jeffrey J. Williams, the editor of the minnesota review at the time, and transcribed by Gavin Jensen, then an MA student in the Literary and Cultural Studies Program at Carnegie Mellon University. In this excerpt, Greenblatt contextualizes the new historicism school of literary theory.  Continue reading


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