Reading, Writing and Romanticism
The Anxiety of Reception
By (author) Lucy Newlyn
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Reading, Writing and Romanticism by Lucy Newlyn
Book DescriptionReading, 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198187110
(217mm x 137mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Lucy Newlyn
Lucy Newlyn is Lecturer in English at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. Her publications include Paradise Lost and the Romantic Reader (OUP 1993), Coleridge, Wordsworth, and the Language of Allusion (OUP 1986), and Coleridge's Imagination: Essays in Memory of Peter Laver (CUP 1985).
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