Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 452 items

  • Keywords: readers x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

David Paul Nord

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the years after 1815, a few visionary entrepreneurs decided the time was right to launch true mass media in America. They believed it was possible through new technology, national organization, ... More


The Physiology of the Novel: Reading, Neural Science, and the Form of Victorian Fiction

Nicholas Dames

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208968
eISBN:
9780191695759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208968.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

How did the Victorians read novels? The author answers that deceptively simple question by revealing a now-forgotten range of nineteenth-century theories of the novel, a range based in a study of ... More


French Autobiography: Devices and Desires: Rousseau to Perec

Michael Sheringham

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158431
eISBN:
9780191673306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158431.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book studies French autobiography. Whereas earlier critics have engaged primarily in theoretical discussion of the genre, or in analyses of individual works or authors, this book identifies ... More


Conclusion

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This closing chapter demonstrates the importance of women's writing, women readers, female portraiture, and the relationship of text and illustration in the serialized novels in shaping Conrad's ... More


Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives: Euphues in Arcadia

Katharine Wilson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252534
eISBN:
9780191719226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252534.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The works of John Lyly, Robert Greene, and Thomas Lodge effectively established prose fiction in print at the end of the sixteenth century. In these extraordinary pamphlets, rhetorical sophistication ... More


The Histories, Plutarch, and reader response

Emily Baragwanath

in Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Taking Plutarch's criticisms in de Malignitate Herodoti as a point of entry into Herodotus' strategies for guiding his readers' response, this chapter argues that Herodotus' reader is motivated to ... More


Women and vernacular grammar

Helena Sanson

in Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264836
eISBN:
9780191754043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264836.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

With the opening up of literary society and the erosion of its hierarchy that came about during the course of the Cinquecento, vernacular grammars ceased to be works only for scholars and authors ... More


French Novels and the Victorians

Juliette Atkinson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266090
eISBN:
9780191860003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266090.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

It has become common to build an opposition between prudish Victorian England and permissive nineteenth-century France. The lack of a full-length study of nineteenth-century Anglo-French literary ... More


Intentio operis: Reading Anonymous Texts

John Barton

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Readers of ancient texts often assume that they are looking for the meaning intended by the author. Trends in modern literary theory, from the ‘New Criticism’ to structuralism and postmodern ... More


Egyptian Life, by and with Literary Texts

Ludwig D. Morenz

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses aspects of Egyptian ‘fine literature’ (belles-lettres), and combines general literary and cultural-scientific theoretical considerations with specific case studies from both ... More


STORYING LIFE: STORYING LIFE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF IDENTITY

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter continues laying the conceptual groundwork for the rest of the book, where the focus is on aging, by discussing the formation of the self in explicitly narrative terms. The concept of ... More


READING LITERATURE: READING LITERATURE: THE INTERPRETING OF TEXT

William L Randall and A. Elizabeth McKim

in Reading Our Lives: The poetics of growing old

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195306873
eISBN:
9780199894062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306873.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses the nature of reading from the perspectives of both psychology and literary theory. Research into the cognitive and neurological features of reading indicates that we process ... More


A Claim on the Reader1

GREGORY CURRIE

in Imaginative Minds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264195
eISBN:
9780191734540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264195.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the impact of narratives on the imaginative faculties of the readers. Imaginative engagement with a narrative has two aspects: what is to be imagined from the narratives and ... More


Readers and Reading Culture in the High Roman Empire: A Study of Elite Communities

William A. Johnson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195176407
eISBN:
9780199775545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176407.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Readers and Reading Culture in the High Empire examines the system and culture of reading among the elite in second-century Rome. The focus is on deep sociocultural contextualization for ... More


The Memorized Poem in British and American Public Education

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter investigates recitation's progress within the mass educational systems that developed in Great Britain and the United States over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ... More


Motivation and Narrative in Herodotus

Emily Baragwanath

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231294
eISBN:
9780191710797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231294.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Herodotus sought to communicate not only what happened, but also the background of thoughts and perceptions that shaped those events and was also critical to their interpretation in retrospect. This ... More


Introduction

Leah Price

in How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter provides an overview of nineteenth-century understandings of, and feelings toward, the uses of printed matter. That books function both as trophies and as tools, that their ... More


Reader’s Block

Leah Price

in How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines reading. For scholars as for the secular novelists discussed in the next two chapters, reading is harder to document than handling—let alone than writing. Even as literary ... More


Anthony Trollope and the Repellent Book

Leah Price

in How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter contends that while the verbal content of novels forces readers to empathize with other minds, the material heft of the book allows them to block each other out. Moreover, the ... More


Genius Obscured: Diderot

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers how a link was established between genius and genius in a manner that sidelines the public. It explores arguments which claims that the public—now deemed “vulgar”—lacks the ... More


View: