Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

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Oxford University Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 397 pages
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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 theorized 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.
 

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Contents

THE SENSE OF AN AUDIENCE
3
COLERIDGE
49
The Construction of an Ideal Reader
80
WORDSWORTH
91
ANNA BARBAULD
134
The Reception of Eigbteen Hundred and Eleven
167
COMPETITION AND COLLABORATION
173
Lambs Defence of Reading
208
Envy Irony and the Rivalry of Genres z 13
215
FEMINIZING THE POETICS OF RECEPTION
224
DEFENCES
263
REPETITION
298
AN AMBIGUOUS
333
Bibliography
372
Index
391
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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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