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Hazlitt and the Reach of SenseCriticism, Morals, and the Metaphysics of Power

Hazlitt and the Reach of Sense: Criticism, Morals, and the Metaphysics of Power

Uttara Natarajan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184379
eISBN:
9780191674235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184379.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

The ‘only pretension, of which I am tenacious,’ declares William Hazlitt in The Plain Speaker, ‘is that of being a metaphysician’; yet up till now his metaphysics, and particularly what is here ... More

Novel PoliticsDemocratic Imaginations in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Novel Politics: Democratic Imaginations in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Isobel Armstrong

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198793724
eISBN:
9780191835537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793724.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

Founded on a deep disagreement with current criticism of the novel, this book challenges a longstanding consensus that the nineteenth-century novel indelibly registers bourgeois ideology and ... More

Psychoanalysis and the Scene of Reading

Psychoanalysis and the Scene of Reading

Mary Jacobus

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184348
eISBN:
9780191674211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184348.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book explores some of the ways in which we think about reading and the effects reading has on us. Whether considered as a process, a representation, or a cultural activity, reading involves the ... More

Romanticism Writing and Sexual DifferenceEssays on The Prelude

Romanticism Writing and Sexual Difference: Essays on The Prelude

Mary Jacobus

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129691
eISBN:
9780191671845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129691.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

A re-reading of The Prelude in the light of post-structuralist and feminist theory, this book is the first major study of The Prelude. Beginning with a Romantic autobiography, theatrical politics, ... More

TransfigurationThe Religion of Art in Nineteenth-Century Literature Before Aestheticism

Transfiguration: The Religion of Art in Nineteenth-Century Literature Before Aestheticism

Stephen Cheeke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198757207
eISBN:
9780191817137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757207.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Criticism/Theory

This book focuses upon the ways in which four major writers about art in the nineteenth century (John Ruskin, Robert Browning, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Walter Pater) engaged with the Christian ... More

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