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Privacies of Reading

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Privacy: Concealing the Eighteenth-Century Self

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226768601
eISBN:
9780226768618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768618.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the privacies of reading and some major concerns regarding private reading in England during the eighteenth century. It suggests that the right or privilege of privacy can be ... More


Books and Reading Latin Poetry

Holt N. Parker

in Ancient Literacies: The Culture of Reading in Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199793983
eISBN:
9780190261283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199793983.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes how the Romans enjoyed literature in four ways: in recitations, as entertainments at convivia, through professional lectors, and by private reading. It evaluates the ... More


Introduction: The Performance of Reading

in Reading in the Wilderness: Private Devotion and Public Performance in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071329
eISBN:
9780226071343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071343.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the late medieval habits of thought that link reading with performance. This connection private reading and public ... More


Lyric Cousins: Poetry and Musical Form

Fiona Sampson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402927
eISBN:
9781474426862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402927.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Today, poetry and art music occupy similar cultural positions: each has a tendency to be regarded as problematic, ‘difficult’, and therefore ‘elitist’. Despite this, the audiences and numbers of ... More


The Sidney-Herbert Psalms and the Countess of Pembroke as a Reader of the Geneva Bible

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/9780199665402.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores traditions of female psalm reading, as well as psalm translation, looking particularly at Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke's poetic psalm paraphrases, and the influence ... More


The Shapes of Eremitic Reading in the Desert of Religion

in Reading in the Wilderness: Private Devotion and Public Performance in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071329
eISBN:
9780226071343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071343.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the depiction of the private devotional reader in Desert of Religion, a long poem concerning life in the monastic wilderness that forms the center of Additional 37049 in a ... More


Uncloseting Drama: Modernism's Queer Theatres

Nick Salvato

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300155396
eISBN:
9780300160178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300155396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this elegant book, modernism is illuminated through little-known but striking works by Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and others who revived the “closet drama”—plays written largely for private ... More


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