Rhetoric of Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Culture by Paul Goring
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Rhetoric of Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Culture
By Paul Goring

The Rhetoric of Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Culture

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Rhetoric of Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Culture by Paul Goring

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The Rhetoric of Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Culture explores the burgeoning eighteenth-century fascination with the human body as an eloquent, expressive object. This wide-ranging study examines the role of the body within a number of cultural arenas - particularly oratory, the theatre and the novel - and charts the efforts of projectors and reformers who sought to exploit the textual potential of the body for the public assertion of modern politeness. Paul Goring shows how diverse writers and performers including David Garrick, James Fordyce, Samuel Richardson, Sarah Fielding and Laurence Sterne were involved in the construction of new ideals of physical eloquence - bourgeois, sentimental ideals which stood in contrast to more patrician, classical bodily modes. Through innovative readings of fiction and contemporary manuals on acting and public speaking, Goring reveals the ways in which the human body was treated as an instrument for the display of sensibility and polite values.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521845090
ISBN-10: 0521845092
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 236
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Goring

Paul Goring is Senior Lecturer in British Literature and Culture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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