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The Olney Autobiographers: Conversion Narrative The Olney Autobiographers: Conversion Narrative and Personality

D. Bruce Hindmarsh

in The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245758
eISBN:
9780191602436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245754.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Picks up the story of conversion narrative among evangelical Anglicans through a close reading of three case studies. Associated with the town of Olney, John Newton, William Cowper, and Thomas Scott ... More


Classical Translations of the Classics: The Dynamics of Literary Tradition in Retranslating Epic Poetry

Richard H. Armstrong

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the retranslation of Greek epic poetry and argues for its importance in understanding how literary traditions shape the translation scenario. First, it treats the epic ... More


Creaturely Advocacy: Poetic Vocation in the Age of Sensibility

Tobias Menely

in The Animal Claim: Sensibility and the Creaturely Voice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226239255
eISBN:
9780226239422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239422.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Extending Walter Benjamin’s reflections on advocacy as translation—on the linguistic and ethicopolitical implications of witnessing, representing, and speaking-for—this chapter asks what it meant for ... More


Introduction

Christopher Reid

in Imprison'd Wranglers: The Rhetorical Culture of the House of Commons 1760-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199581092
eISBN:
9780191745621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581092.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

This chapter offers an introduction to parliamentary speaking in the later eighteenth century, a period in which Parliament extended its domestic authority and stood at the centre of an imperial ... More


Uncertain Atmospheres: Romantic Lyricism in the Time of the Anthropocene

Tobias Menely

in Climate and the Making of Worlds: Toward a Geohistorical Poetics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780226776149
eISBN:
9780226776316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776316.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Chapter 4 examines how romantic-era lyricization emerges within the descriptive genres. In lyric, the narrator’s individual consciousness, buffeted by the shock and obscurity of modernity, provides ... More


William Cowper’s Gypsies

Sarah Houghton-Walker

in Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198719472
eISBN:
9780191788581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719472.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 3 begins the author-centred section of the book by examining William Cowper’s description of a group of gypsies in The Task (1783). It argues that Cowper’s lines reflect a burst of critical ... More


Parataxis; or, Modern Gardens

Anahid Nersessian

in The Calamity Form: On Poetry and Social Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226701288
eISBN:
9780226701455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226701455.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In this chapter, the garden becomes the stage for a series of paratactic readings that set Romantic poets like Friedrich Hölderlin and William Cowper alongside the twentieth-century artist and ... More


‘The solitary saint walks forth to meditate at even-tide’: Evangelical Prayer and Interiority in William Cowper

Christopher Stokes

in Romantic Prayer: Reinventing the Poetics of Devotion, 1773-1832

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198857808
eISBN:
9780191890420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857808.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter illustrates a strong connection between prayer and what I term radical interiority—a self defined by the authenticity of a supposed depth or secrecy—across the work of Evangelical poet ... More


‘Translated Verse’: Milton’s Latin Poetry in the Long Eighteenth Century

Estelle Haan

in Milton in Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198754824
eISBN:
9780191819841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754824.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, European Literature

This chapter discusses a cluster of English verse translations of Milton’s Poemata that emerged in the long eighteenth century. Focusing on versions by Symmons, Cowper, and, to a lesser degree, ... More


Fanatics and False Brethren

Mark Knights

in The Devil in Disguise: Deception, Delusion, and Fanaticism in the Early English Enlightenment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199577958
eISBN:
9780191804472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199577958.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell, who was prosecuted for a 1709 sermon attacking the Revolution of 1688–9 and the principles underlying it. The trial unleashed the worst ... More


Translating an Author

Matthew Reynolds

in The Poetry of Translation: From Chaucer & Petrarch to Homer & Logue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199605712
eISBN:
9780191731617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605712.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Dryden's practice, and that of his contemporaries, was characterized by the idea that they were translating an ‘author’ rather than a text. This metaphor expressed a particular practice of ... More


The Poetics of Alarm and the Passion of Listening

Lily Gurton-Wachter

in Watchwords: Romanticism and the Poetics of Attention

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804796958
eISBN:
9780804798761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796958.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter investigates attention’s affective shapes, focusing on how attention’s unusual relationship to terror and fear shifted as controversies about political alarmism emerged in the 1790s. ... More


Poems and Hymns

Isabel Rivers

in Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198269960
eISBN:
9780191851209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198269960.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This chapter challenges the common modern differentiation between religious poems and hymns, emphasizing the category of poetry that promoted piety in a range of forms. Isaac Watts was a pervasive ... More


Bodies: Petrarch’s cat and Poe’s raven

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 2 considers alternative evocations of the author’s body, focusing on how and why animal-bodies in the form of taxidermied remains are deployed as surrogates for the figure of the author ... More


Introduction: Attention’s Disciplines

Lily Gurton-Wachter

in Watchwords: Romanticism and the Poetics of Attention

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804796958
eISBN:
9780804798761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796958.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introduction discusses a variety of difficulties in the study of “attention,” focusing on the Romantic period in Britain as a particularly undisciplined and unruly moment when, despite various ... More


‘On the Giddy Brink’: Eighteenth-Century Prospects

James Whitehead

in Madness and the Romantic Poet: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198733706
eISBN:
9780191798054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733706.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the vicissitudes of creative madness, enthusiasm, and inspiration in the eighteenth century, in relation to writing by Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, whose satirical ... 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


Outhouses: Thoreau’s cabin and Dumas’ prison

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 7 forays into visionary spaces occupied by writers beyond the domestic. It explores how the processes of writing are imagined within, and more usually beyond, the everyday domestic, with time ... More


The Place of Poetry

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/9781846311635.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines John Clare's creative transformations of religious writing and the Psalms in one of his finest poems, To the Snipe. It discusses the religious language of the poem and traces ... More


Interlude: Buried Alive

Dustin D. Stewart

in Futures of Enlightenment Poetry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198857792
eISBN:
9780191890413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857792.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The book as a whole emphasizes a productive discontinuity between various eighteenth-century poets and both their Miltonic sources and their Romantic successors. Two interludes, however, qualify this ... More


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