Victorian Interpretation

Victorian Interpretation

by Suzy Anger
     
 

Suzy Anger investigates the relationship of Victorian interpretation to the ways in which literary criticism is practiced today. Her primary focus is literary interpretation, but she also considers fields such as legal theory, psychology, history, and the natural sciences in order to establish the pervasiveness of hermeneutic thought in Victorian culture. Anger's book… See more details below

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Suzy Anger investigates the relationship of Victorian interpretation to the ways in which literary criticism is practiced today. Her primary focus is literary interpretation, but she also considers fields such as legal theory, psychology, history, and the natural sciences in order to establish the pervasiveness of hermeneutic thought in Victorian culture. Anger's book demonstrates that much current thought on interpretation has its antecedents in the Victorians, who were already deeply engaged with the problems of interpretation that concern literary theorists today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801442018
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1Victorian scriptural hermeneutics : history, intention, and evolution22
Intertext I : Victorian legal interpretation49
2Carlyle : between biblical exegesis and romantic hermeneutics61
Intertext 2 : Victorian science and hermeneutics : the interpretation of nature85
3George Eliot's hermeneutics of sympathy95
Intertext 3 : Victorian literary criticism131
4Subjectivism, intersubjectivity, and intention : Oscar Wilde and literary hermeneutics141

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