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Reading, a Double Attention

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/9780804796958.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores how eighteenth-century philosophers and rhetoricians imagined people paying (or not paying) attention as they read, focusing on Joseph Priestley’s idea that serious subjects ... More


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