Literature, Education, and Romanticism: Reading as Social Practice, 1780-1832 by Alan Richardson | 9780521607094 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Literature, Education, and Romanticism: Reading as Social Practice, 1780-1832

Literature, Education, and Romanticism: Reading as Social Practice, 1780-1832

by Alan Richardson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521607094

ISBN-13: 9780521607094

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this innovative study Alan Richardson addresses issues in literary and educational history never examined together before. He argues that transformations in schooling and literacy in Britain between 1780 and 1832 helped shape the provision of literature as we now know it. Topics include definitions of childhood, educational methods and institutions, children's

Overview

In this innovative study Alan Richardson addresses issues in literary and educational history never examined together before. He argues that transformations in schooling and literacy in Britain between 1780 and 1832 helped shape the provision of literature as we now know it. Topics include definitions of childhood, educational methods and institutions, children's literature and female education. Richardson charts how social relations were transformed through reading and education, and Romantic texts are reinterpreted in the light of historical and social issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521607094
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series, #8
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Childhood, education, and power; 2. School time; 3. Children's literature and the work of culture; 4. Women, education, and the novel; 5. The pursuit of knowledge under difficulties; 6. Epilogue: Romanticism and the idea of literature; Notes; Index.

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