Moh. Fathoni(1*)

(1) Sastra Inggris Fakultas Sastra Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Yogyakarta
(*) Corresponding Author


As an exponent of  new historicism, Greenblatt initiated cultural poetic in literary criticism . The broad and eclectic of Greenblatt‘s thought in various disciplines and also what he had adopted from other thinkers‘ theory strengthen in practising literary texts analysis, while Greenblatt ‘s writings about literary texts analysis were not formulated in the form of  theories and praxis methods. In the other hand, it makes possible for anyone to formulate theories and methods for analysis according to literary criticism does. This paper describes a poetic culture literary critic of  Stephen Greenblatt by trying to explore and understand the world through the analysis of  his works. The formulation of  Greenblatt‘s thought was proccesed by identifying some of  his major books in the practice of literary text analysis, such as Renaissance Self  - Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare (1980), Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of  Social Energy in Renaissance England (1988), and Marvelous possessions: The Wonder of  the New World (1991).

Keywords:new historicism, Greenblatt, poetic


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