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Johnson's Theory and Practice of Shakespearian Textual Criticism

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The complex character of Samuel Johnson's defence of the value of textual criticism and his conception of the literary labour of the textual critic is reflected in his editorial practice. Johnson's ... More


Conclusion: Textual Criticism and Enlightenment

Simon Jarvis

in Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour, 1725-1765

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182955
eISBN:
9780191673924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182955.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

A central argument of this book has been that neither the rise of historicist approaches to the idea of linguistic correctness nor the advent of bibliographically grounded approaches to textual ... More


A law unto herself: the solitary odyssey of M. E. Harkness

Terry Elkiss

in Margaret Harkness: Writing social engagement 1880-1921

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526123503
eISBN:
9781526141972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526123503.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This biographical chapter presents new information about Harkness’s eventful life. In spite of her active engagement with many of the leading writers, radicals, and social reformers in late ... More


The News at the Ends of the Earth: Polar Periodicals

Hester Blum

in Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479857722
eISBN:
9781479818334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857722.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter deals with the kinds of writing and forms of imagination that emerge when familiar modes of self-location remain at a distance. Looking at newspapers produced by nineteenth-century ... More


Johnsonian Romance

Helen Deutsch

in Loving Dr. Johnson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226143828
eISBN:
9780226143859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143859.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter investigates the autopsy as the founding event of both the Johnsonian monument and of a Johnsonian community united by desire for individual conversation. It discusses the romance in ... More


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