Cultural Studies

Arising from the social turmoil of the 1960-s, Cultural Studies is an academic discipline which combines political economy, communication, sociology, social theory, literary theory, media theory, film studies, cultural anthropology, philosophy, art history/ criticism etc. to study cultural phenomena in various societies. Cultural Studies researches often focus on how a particular phenomenon relates matters of ideology, nationality, ethnicity,… Read More Cultural Studies

The Concept of Self-Fashioning by Stephen Greenblatt

  Stephen Greenblatt, in his Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare (1980) studies the sixteenth-century life and literature that spawned a new era of scholarly inquiry. Greenblatt examined the structure of selfhood as evidenced in major literary figures of the English Renaissance (More, Tyndale, Wyatt, Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare) and observed that in the early… Read More The Concept of Self-Fashioning by Stephen Greenblatt

Fredric Jameson as a Neo-Marxist Critic

Fredric Jameson outlined a dialectic theory of literary criticism in his Marxism and Form (1971), drawing on Hegelian categories such as the notion of totality and the connections of abstract and concrete. Such criticism recognises the need to see its objects of analysis within a broad historical context, acknowledges its own history and perspective, and… Read More Fredric Jameson as a Neo-Marxist Critic