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‘A Poet Reading’

William May

in Stevie Smith and Authorship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583379
eISBN:
9780191723193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583379.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Smith's own reading practice to help explain her playful and often hostile relationship with tradition. It focuses on her troubled relationship with her sister, an English ... More


Prologue: What’s in a Name?

Chris Stamatakis

in Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewriting: 'Turning the Word'

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644407
eISBN:
9780191738821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644407.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter studies the idea of verbal turning in Wyatt’s writing—both as a theme within his texts, and as rescriptive traces that colour the material condition of those texts. Wyatt ... More


How Readers Read Their Augustines

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines book ownership and reading practices of individual readers of Augustine in sixteenth-century Europe. Case studies of private libraries in England and monastic collections in ... More


The Sense of an Audience

Lucy Newlyn

in Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187110
eISBN:
9780191674631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187110.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Early 19th-century England marks the rise of the reader in a number of distinctive ways. For Chee Dimmock, one of the outstanding characteristics of modernity is that an apparent universalisation of ... More


Constructing New Reading Publics in Late Ming China

Anne E. McLaren

in Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231269
eISBN:
9780520927797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231269.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the emergence of new reading publics in China during the late Ming Dynasty. It traces the shifting constructions of readers, authors, and editors; the broadening of reading ... More


Reading and the construction of common places

Geoff Baker

in Reading and Politics in Early Modern England: The Mental World of a Seventeenth-century Catholic Gentleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080241
eISBN:
9781781701799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080241.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers how William Blundell constructed his commonplace books Adversaria and Historica. It evaluates the extent to which these commonplace books support the argument that by the end ... More


Early Modern Englishwomen and Modes of Bible-Reading

Femke Molekamp

in Women and the Bible in Early Modern England: Religious Reading and Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665402
eISBN:
9780191752193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665402.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter details the structures and materiality of female Bible-reading practices. It examines accounts and examples of diverse modes of female Bible-reading in female autobiographical writing, ... More


Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Katrin Ettenhuber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609109
eISBN:
9780191729553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609109.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The poet and preacher John Donne (1572–1631) was one of the most influential authors of early modern England. This book examines his response to an iconic figure in the history of Western religious ... More


Contrasts

Philip Hardie

in Classical Constructions: Papers in Memory of Don Fowler, Classicist and Epicurean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199218035
eISBN:
9780191711534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the history of a certain kind of literary criticism, with a view to raising questions about the origins, uses, and legitimacy of opposition and contrast as ways of constructing ... More


A Leap of Faith into <i>Moses</i>: Freud’s Invitation to Evenly Suspended Attention

Yael Segalovitz

in Freud and Monotheism: Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823280025
eISBN:
9780823281626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280025.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that Moses and Monotheism invites its readers to approach it in a state of “evenly-suspended attention,” the mindset that Freud recommends his colleagues practice in the ... More


Introduction

Geoff Baker

in Reading and Politics in Early Modern England: The Mental World of a Seventeenth-century Catholic Gentleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080241
eISBN:
9781781701799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080241.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the activities and mental world of William Blundell, a seventeenth-century Catholic gentleman in Lancashire, England. The ... More


Moving Books in Regency London

Helen Groth

in Moving Images: Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669486
eISBN:
9780748695171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669486.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the dynamic media environment of Regency London through the lens of three very different convergences between literary and visual media. The first, Jane and Ann Taylor’s Signor ... More


Introduction: The Making of the Woman Reader in the Italian Trecento

Elena Lombardi

in Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198818960
eISBN:
9780191859762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818960.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores a more concrete and historicized figure of the woman reader. It explores the forces that make her appear and disappear, and surveys the state of knowledge on medieval female ... More


Who the Devil Taught Thee So Much Italian?: Italian Language Learning and Literary Imitation in Early Modern England

Jason Lawrence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069147
eISBN:
9781781702543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069147.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers a comprehensive account of the methods and practice of learning modern languages, particularly Italian, in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. It suggests that ... More


Women and the Bible in Early Modern England: Religious Reading and Writing

Femke Molekamp

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665402
eISBN:
9780191752193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665402.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book provides an account of the uniquely important role of the Bible in the development of female interpretative and literary agency, as well as in the expression of female subjectivity in early ... More


Moving Images: Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices

Helen Groth

in Moving Images: Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669486
eISBN:
9780748695171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669486.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the ways in which those in the business of both early and pre-cinematic entertainment often combined literary and visual media in an endeavour to align the moving ... More


Readers and Reading Practices

Stephen Colclough

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores reading diaries to illustrate the bibliographic world in which individual readers encountered novels. From the recording of a baffled enjoyment of Tristram Shandy, through the ... More


Tradition and transformation: Possession and fairytales

Alexa Alfer and Amy J. Edwards de Campos

in A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter proposes a reading of Byatt's œeuvre as a continuous series of reimaginings of the art of storytelling and its different (dis)contents. It focuses on Possession and Byatt's interest in ... More


Byronic Networks: Circulating Images in Minds and Media

Helen Groth

in Moving Images: Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669486
eISBN:
9780748695171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669486.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter reads the popular nineteenth-century mediation of Byron’s work in a range of panoramic formats as a multi-medial extension of already established practices of visual and linguistic ... More


The Bible in the Evangelical Imagination

Daniel Silliman

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

Evangelicals imagine the Bible (1) as an object, (2) as having an ideal reader, and (3) as lending itself to therapeutic reading practices. This chapter surveys thirty-three evangelical novels ... More


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