Wordsworth's Poetic Theory: Knowledge, Language, Experience

Wordsworth's Poetic Theory: Knowledge, Language, Experience


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Together, Wordsworth's verse and his compelling criticism have done much to shape our understanding of poetic art since the Romantic period. This volume is the first in many years to reexamine Wordsworth's complex theory of poetry in depth across the full range of the poet's work, presenting new scholarship by influential commentators in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230525443
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/18/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ANDREW BENNETT Professor of English, University of Bristol, UK
PETER DE BOLLA Reader in Cultural History and Aesthetics, University of Cambridge, UK
CLAUDIA BRODSKY Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University, USA
SOELVE CURDTS Comparative Literature, Princeton University, USA
FRANCES FERGUSON Mary Elizabeth Garrett Chair in Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, USA
PAUL HAMILTON Professor of English, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
GEOFFREY HARTMAN Sterling Professor of English and Comparative Literature (Emeritus) and Senior Research Scholar, Yale University, USA
MARY JACOBUS Grace 2 Professor of English, and Director of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK
SIMON JARVIS Gorley Putt Professor of Poetry and Poetics, University of Cambridge, UK

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction; S.Hoesel-Uhlig & A.Regier Wordsworth's Poetic Ignorance; A.Bennett Poetic Objecthood in 1798; S.H.Uhlig What is a Lyrical Ballad? Wordsworth's Experimental Epistemologies; P.de Bolla Words Worth Repeating: Language and Repetition in Wordsworth's Poetic Theory; A.Regier The Poetic Structure of Complexity: Wordsworth's Sublime and 'Something Regular'; C.Brodsky Dying into Prose: The Standard of Taste in Wordsworth's Essays upon Epitaphs ; S.Curdts Writing and Orality around 1800: 'Speakers', 'Readers', and Wordsworth's 'The Thorn'; F.Ferguson The Excursion and Wordsworth's Special Remainder; P.Hamilton Wordsworth's Late Melodics; S.Jarvis Composing Sound: The Deaf Dalesman, 'The Brothers', and Epitaphic Signs; M.Jacobus Wordsworth and Metapsychology; G.Hartman Index

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