Beyond Creativity: The New Historicist’s Lens

  • Ernestine Abla Segbedzi Department of Ghanaian Language and Linguistics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Keywords: literature, drama, drama texts, new historicism, life experiences, E3e


Literature is life and literary creators often times employ real-life happenings as resources in their creative ventures. Thus, such literary works could educate on aspects of life that serve as resources in literary creativity. Such phenomenon resonates with the utilitarian view that literature must have a specific function of education: morals, historical happenings of a group of people, rules, etc. This paper seeks to discuss some historical manifestations in some selected E3e drama texts: T4k4 At-lia, Fia Yi Dziehe, Ew4 Moya na Fiag7 Ag4k4li and Me2e Ablotsidela. The study is in five sections. Firstly, the introduction offers a general overview of the entire study while the second section discusses the data collection procedure. Sections three and four look at the theoretical premise and analysis of selected texts, where historical thrusts are revealed, respectively. The last section summarises and concludes the entire study.

Author Biography

Ernestine Abla Segbedzi, Department of Ghanaian Language and Linguistics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Ernestine Abla Segbedzi is currently a Teaching Associate at the Department of Ghanaian Languages and Linguistics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. She holds an MPhil in Ghanaian Language (Literature) and B.A. (Arts) in Ewe and English, both from the University of Cape Coast. Her Mphil thesis, Literature, Culture and Events: A Study of Ewe Drama Texts explored the influence and representation of the life of the Ewe society on their literary works. Her research focuses on Ewe Literature and Culture and Ewe Masculinities.


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How to Cite
Segbedzi, E. A. (2020). Beyond Creativity: The New Historicist’s Lens. Hybrid Journal of Literary and Cultural Studies, 2(2), 28-35. Retrieved from