Released on 2014-10-14Categories Literary Criticism

Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain

Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain

Author: Seth Rudy

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137411538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 940

At a moment when Google seeks "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful", this book tells the story of long-term aspirations, first in ancient epic and then in a wide range of literary and non-literary works from the early modern era and British Enlightenment, to comprehend, record, and disseminate complete knowledge of the world. It is also a story of the persistent failure of these aspirations, their collapse in the late eighteenth century, and the subsequent redefinition of completeness in modern literary and disciplinary terms. The book argues that the pursuit of complete knowledge advanced the separation of epic from encyclopedia, literature from "Literature", and the sciences from the humanities; it demonstrates that the distinctions between "high" and "low", ephemeral and eternal, useful and useless that persist today all stem from the concepts of completeness that emerged during and as a result of the Enlightenment.
Released on 2014-10-02Categories Literary Criticism

Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain

Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain

Author: Seth Rudy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137411549

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

View: 467

Literature and Encyclopedism in Enlightenment Britain tells the story of long-term aspirations to comprehend, record, and disseminate complete knowledge of the world. It draws on a wide range of literary and non-literary works from the early modern era and British Enlightenment.
Released on 2016-04-29Categories Fiction

Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture

Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture

Author: Gillian Russell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137474315

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

View: 370

This volume argues for the enduring and pervasive significance of war in the formation of British Enlightenment and Romantic culture. Showing how war throws into question conventional disciplinary parameters and periodization, essays in the collection consider how war shapes culture through its multiple, divergent, and productive traces.
Released on 2015-08-25Categories Literary Criticism

Literary Salons Across Britain and Ireland in the Long Eighteenth Century

Literary Salons Across Britain and Ireland in the Long Eighteenth Century

Author: Amy Prendergast

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137512710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 156

The eighteenth-century salon played an important role in shaping literary culture, while both creating and sustaining transnational intellectual networks. Focusing on archival materials, this book is the first detailed examination of the literary salon in Ireland, considered in the wider contexts of contemporary salon culture in Britain and France.
Released on 2017-10-18Categories Literary Criticism

Annotation in Eighteenth-Century Poetry

Annotation in Eighteenth-Century Poetry

Author: Michael Edson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611462531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 314

Using methods from book history and print culture studies, Annotation in Eighteenth-Century Poetry explores the functions that annotation performed on and through the printed page. Studying the relation of notes to poetry and the evolving layout of the book, this collection extends to recent inquiries into the rise of literature as a discipline.
Released on 2015-08-29Categories Literary Criticism

Book-Men, Book Clubs, and the Romantic Literary Sphere

Book-Men, Book Clubs, and the Romantic Literary Sphere

Author: Ina Ferris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137367600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 605

This book re-reads the tangled relations of book culture and literary culture in the early nineteenth century by restoring to view the figure of the bookman and the effaced history of his book clubs. As outliers inserting themselves into the matrix of literary production rather than remaining within that of reception, both provoked debate by producing, writing, and circulating books in ways that expanded fundamental points of literary orientation in lateral directions not coincident with those of the literary sphere. Deploying a wide range of historical, archival and literary materials, the study combines the history and geography of books, cultural theory, and literary history to make visible a bookish array of alterative networks, genres, and locations that were obscured by the literary sphere in establishing its authority as arbiter of the modern book.
Released on 2015-04-15Categories Literary Criticism

The Romantic Imagination and Astronomy

The Romantic Imagination and Astronomy

Author: Dometa Wiegand Brothers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137474346

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

View: 624

In the nineteenth century the beauty of the night sky is the source of both imaginative wonder in poetry and political and commercial power through navigation. The Romantic Imagination and Astronomy examines the impact of astronomical discovery and imperial exploration on poets including Barbauld, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, and Rossetti.
Released on 2019-09-10Categories Literary Criticism

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

Author: Maurice S. Lee

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691192925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

View: 825

As Lee shows in Overwhelmed, the rapid expansion of print created new relationships between literature and information. He presents a new argument: rather than being at odds, as generations of critics have viewed them, literature and information in the 19th century were entangled in surprisingly collaborative ways.
Released on 2021-05-20Categories Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Thought

The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Thought

Author: Frans De Bruyn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009040181

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

View: 193

The Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Thought gives a comprehensive overview of intellectual life in the eighteenth-century Anglophone world at a time when the boundaries of knowledge were growing rapidly in response to a world undergoing radical change. Organised in two parts, the volume begins with four wide-ranging chapters on key areas of thought: philosophy, science, political and legal theory, and religion. The second part comprises shorter chapters that focus on subjects of emerging inquiry, such as aesthetics, economics, and sensibility and emotion, as well as intellectual disciplines undergoing methodological evolution, such as history. A chronology is provided to help situate historical events, important thinkers, key publications, and intellectual milestones in relation to one another, and guides for further reading point the reader to avenues for deeper exploration of the Companion's various topics.
Released on 2021-03-21Categories Literary Criticism

Stranded Encyclopedias, 1700–2000

Stranded Encyclopedias, 1700–2000

Author: Linn Holmberg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030643003

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

View: 620

In Stranded Encyclopedias, 1700–2000: Exploring Unfinished, Unpublished, Unsuccessful Encyclopedic Projects, fourteen scholars turn to the archives to challenge the way the history of modern encyclopedism has long been told. Rather than emphasizing successful publications and famous compilers, they explore encyclopedic enterprises that somehow failed. With a combined attention to script, print, and digital cultures, the volume highlights the many challenges facing those who have pursued complete knowledge in the past three hundred years. By introducing the concepts of stranded and strandedness, it also provides an analytical framework for approaching aspects often overlooked in histories of encyclopedias, books, and learning: the unpublished, the unfinished, the incomplete, the unsuccessfully disseminated, and the no-longer-updated. By examining these aspects in a new and original way, this book will be of value to anyone interested in the history of encyclopedism and lexicography, the history of knowledge, language, and ideas, and the history of books, writing, translating, and publishing. Chapters 1 and 4 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.
Released on 2021-08-06Categories Religion

Jews and Journeys

Jews and Journeys

Author: Joshua Levinson

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812297935

Category: Religion

Page: 408

View: 487

Journeys of dislocation and return, of discovery and conquest hold a prominent place in the imagination of many cultures. Wherever an individual or community may be located, it would seem, there is always the dream of being elsewhere. This has been especially true throughout the ages for Jews, for whom the promises and perils of travel have influenced both their own sense of self and their identity in the eyes of others. How does travel writing, as a genre, produce representations of the world of others, against which one's own self can be invented or explored? And what happens when Jewish authors in particular—whether by force or of their own free will, whether in reality or in the imagination—travel from one place to another? How has travel figured in the formation of Jewish identity, and what cultural and ideological work is performed by texts that document or figure specifically Jewish travel? Featuring essays on topics that range from Abraham as a traveler in biblical narrative to the guest book entries at contemporary Israeli museum and memorial sites; from the marvels medieval travelers claim to have encountered to eighteenth-century Jewish critiques of Orientalism; from the Wandering Jew of legend to one mid-twentieth-century Yiddish writer's accounts of his travels through Peru, Jews and Journeys explores what it is about travel writing that enables it to become one of the central mechanisms for exploring the realities and fictions of individual and collective identity.