Historical Context

Submitted by Karen J. Sanchez-Eppler on Saturday, 10/15/2011, at 4:48 PM

What have you been able to discover about the context that produced this manuscript? Biographical information about the author, information about social or political context, literary history, all offer possible areas of research; in short you should investigate any adjacent facts that can help you to understand what is a stake in the production of this particular text. What occasioned this act of writing? What can you discover about the milieu that surrounded the creation of this manuscript? What are its political or social ramifications? Your paper should include a discussion of your manuscript. What does this context help you to understand?  (7 pages)  

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