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Thomas Gray, “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”

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/9780691119366.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses some of the later psychological dimensions inherent within adolescents' and adults' internalization of a poem. It sets Thomas Gray's “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” ... More


Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Catherine Robson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Many people in Great Britain and the United States can recall elderly relatives who remembered long stretches of verse learned at school decades earlier, yet most of us were never required to recite ... More


The Progress of Poesy: Making an English Canon

Richard Terry

in Poetry and the Making of the English Literary Past: 1660-1781

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198186236
eISBN:
9780191718557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186236.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The constitution of a literary heritage brings into play two axes: those of selection and combination. It depends on the veneration of select authors and works (that is, their adoption into a canon) ... More


Medievalist double consciousness and the production of difference: Medieval bards, cultural memory and nationalist fantasy

Joshua Davies

in Visions and ruins: Cultural memory and the untimely Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125934
eISBN:
9781526136220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125934.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter interrogates the relationship between medievalist cultural memory and nationalism in Britain and Europe. Exploring work by the English poet Thomas Gray, the Welsh poet and critic Evan ... More


Preromantic Responses: Gray, Blake, and the Northern Sublime

Heather O’Donoghue

in English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter Two examines the influence of Old Norse myth on eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century poetry, especially of preromantic poetry, when Old Norse mythological literature both met and helped ... More


Uncouth Rhymes

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the influence of Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard on the works of John Clare. It considers Clare's own elegies including the ‘uncouth rhymes’ he carved on ... More


The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va.

Nat Turner

Thomas R. Gray (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869451
eISBN:
9781469602813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869468_turner
Subject:
History, African-American History

Perhaps no other moment in history crystallized the fears of slave owners in the South like the August 21–22, 1831, slave insurrection led by Nat Turner in Southampton, Virginia. This book details ... More


Conclusion

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

As a novelist, Jane Austen draws at large on the literature of her century. She uses the insights and techniques of many earlier writers, not all of whom are by any means conservative. Poets of a ... More


Drawing the Unspeakable: Kyle Baker’s Slave Narrative

Conseula Francis

in Comics and the U.S. South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030185
eISBN:
9781621032212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030185.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Nat Turner, a comic book written by Kyle Baker, is about the life of African American slave Nat Turner and his infamous 1831 slave insurrection in Southampton County, Virginia. Aside from its ... More


[Page 3] To the Public.

Nat Turner

in The Confessions of Nat Turner, the Leader of the Late Insurrection in Southampton, Va.

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869451
eISBN:
9781469602813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807869451.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This part of the book publishes Thomas R. Gray's statement to the public about the confessions of Nat Turner that follow.


Past, present, and future in the Gothic graveyard

Serena Trowbridge

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the development of a Gothic aesthetic of mortality in Graveyard poetry that in turn provided a significant influence for later Gothic novels. In its reflective, psychologically ... More


Conceptualizing the Conway Papers

Daniel Starza Smith

in John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199679133
eISBN:
9780191802812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679133.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter attempts to define the Conway Papers archive, which is damaged, depleted and dispersed. The Conway Papers can be identified by a distinctive stamp which was applied by John Wilson Croker ... More


Coda: Whither Miscellany Culture?

Angus Vine

in Miscellaneous Order: Manuscript Culture and the Early Modern Organization of Knowledge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198809708
eISBN:
9780191847134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809708.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This concluding chapter explores the geographical scope and extent of the textual culture described in previous chapters. Revisiting a number of the individuals discussed earlier in the book ... More


Sidney's Technology: A Critique by Technology of Literary History

Alan Liu

in Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter, which examines the project of literary history as a technical practice that is part of the broader poetics of contemporary technē, looks at the difference between the technical ethos of ... More


Abraham Lincoln, Henry Waller, and the Free-Labor North

Shearer Davis Bowman

in At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833926
eISBN:
9781469606248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895672_bowman.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses reporter Jon Locke Scripps's campaign biography of Abraham Lincoln as the latter began to appear as a serious contender for the 1860 Republican presidential nomination. ... More


Humor in Education

Sam J. Ervin

in Humor of a Country Lawyer

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807844649
eISBN:
9781469616346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807844649.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the school prayer cases and the time when students in the Morganton High School were required to answer the morning roll call with quotations from the Scriptures. The author ... More


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