Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

by Lucy Newlyn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198187106

ISBN-13: 9780198187103

Pub. Date: 12/07/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"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 examines how readers are

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"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 examines how readers are imagined, addressed, figured and theorised in Romantic poetry and criticism (1790-1830). Models of canon-formation, intertextuality and reader-response are considered 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 and its repercussions for the poetics of reception."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198187103
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/07/2000
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I. The Anxiety Of Reception
1. The Sense of an Audience
2. Case-Study 1: Coleridge
3. Case-Study 2: Wordsworth
4. Case-Study 3: Anna Barbauld
Part II: Crossings on the Creative-Critical Divide
5. Competition and Collaboration in Periodical Culture
6. Feminising the Poetics of Reception
7. 'One Power with a Double Aspect': The Formation of a System of Defences
8. The Terror of Futurity; Repetition, Identification, and Doubling
9. Reading Aloud: An 'Ambiguous Accompaniment'
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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