Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

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OUP Oxford, 5 d’oct. 2000 - 397 pàgines
Reading, Writing, and Romanticism bridges a perceived gulf between materialist and idealist approaches to the reader. Informed by an historical awareness of Romantic hermeneutics and its later developments (as well as by an understanding of the circumstances conditioning the production and consumption of literature in this period), the book explores how readers are imagined, addressed, figured and theorised in Romantic poetry and criticism (1790-1830). Models of canon-formation, intertextuality and reader-response are examined alongside the existence of reading-coteries, the social practices of reading, and reforms in copyright. Consideration is given to the philosophical and ideological influences which bear upon the status of reading at this time, as well as to the educational theories and practices which underpin reading-habits. Non-canonical writers are included, and special attention is given to the emergence of women's poetry - its repercussions for the poetics of reception.
 

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Continguts

THE SENSE OF AN AUDIENCE
3
Authorship and the Public Sphere
13
COLERIDGE
49
Reading and Enchantment
75
The Rhetoric of Mystery
85
WORDSWORTH
91
ANNA BARBAULD
134
Interventions and Trespasses
145
Envy Irony and the Rivalry of Genres
215
FEMINIZING THE POETICS OF RECEPTION
224
Barbauld and Jones
248
DEFENCES
263
CanonFormation Connectiveness and Recuperation
289
REPETITION
298
Gender and the Hierarchy of Genres
322
AN AMBIGUOUS
333

The Reception of Eighteen Hundred and Eleven
164
COMPETITION AND COLLABORATION
173
Lambs Defence of Reading
208

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Lucy Newlyn is Lecturer in English, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

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