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Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Philip Waller

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199541201
eISBN:
9780191717284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541201.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Charles Dickens died in 1870, the same year in which universal elementary education was introduced. During the following generation a mass reading public emerged, and with it the term ‘best-seller’ ... More


Case Study (1): Coleridge

Lucy Newlyn

in Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187110
eISBN:
9780191674631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187110.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's contempt for the reading public differs from other 18th- and 19th-century diatribes in the sustained forcefulness of its invective. That his anxiety of reception was acute ... More


Case Study (2): Wordsworth

Lucy Newlyn

in Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187110
eISBN:
9780191674631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187110.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

William Wordsworth disclosed an almost paranoid fear that poets were at the mercy of a hostile reading-public. In his critical writings he expressed the belief that he must transform the taste of his ... More


Hyping the Grimms’ Fairy Tales

Jack Zipes

in Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160580
eISBN:
9781400852581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160580.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter discusses how the Grimms became involved in hyping their own tales to change their reception at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It first considers some of the theoretical ... More


Constructing New Reading Publics in Late Ming China

Anne E. McLaren

in Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231269
eISBN:
9780520927797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231269.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the emergence of new reading publics in China during the late Ming Dynasty. It traces the shifting constructions of readers, authors, and editors; the broadening of reading ... More


Conclusion

Joseph McAleer

in Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914–1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203292
eISBN:
9780191675843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203292.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It is clear that Wilkie Collins and George Orwell were largely correct in their conclusions about the reading public and the popular publishing industry. They both claimed that reading among both ... More


‘Was will der reiche Mann der armen Frau für diese Arbeit geben?’: 1 Women Writers and the Literary Market

HELEN FRONIUS

in Women and Literature in the Goethe Era 1770-1820: Determined Dilettantes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199210923
eISBN:
9780191705793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210923.003.04
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the reading public and the literary market in Germany as a whole during the 18th century. Changes in the book trade are examined with regard to the implications for women ... More


The Early Text of Matthew

Tommy Wasserman

in The Early Text of the New Testament

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199566365
eISBN:
9780191740985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566365.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the early textual witnesses to Matthew: thirteen papyri and one uncial. Transcriptions in each edition princeps and other editions have been carefully checked and are corrected. ... More


Consolidation and Crisis, 1705–1740: the Reich Under Joseph I and Charles VI

Joachim Whaley

in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire: Volume II: The Peace of Westphalia to the Dissolution of the Reich, 1648-1806

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693078
eISBN:
9780191732256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693078.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Joseph I and Charles VI had to deal with the turbulence arising from the War of Spanish Succession and faced significant challenges in Italy, the Low Countries and Spain. Confessional tensions ... More


The Public Reading of the Jesus Tradition in the First Three Centuries

Chris Keith

in The Gospel as Manuscript: An Early History of the Jesus Tradition as Material Artifact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199384372
eISBN:
9780199384396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199384372.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 6 provides the fullest discussion to date of the primary sources for the public reading of the Jesus tradition in Christian assembly prior to Constantine. It specifically treats portrayals of ... More


The Public Reading of the Jesus Tradition and the Emergence of Christian Identity

Chris Keith

in The Gospel as Manuscript: An Early History of the Jesus Tradition as Material Artifact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199384372
eISBN:
9780199384396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199384372.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 7 argues for an important role in public reading of the Gospels in the developing attempts to define “Christians” and “Jews” in reference to each other, and thus argues that liturgy and ... More


Reading Printed Poetry in Early Modern England

Erin A. McCarthy

in Doubtful Readers: Print, Poetry, and the Reading Public in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198836476
eISBN:
9780191873713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836476.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter traces poetry’s reach in early modern England by introducing the imagined reading public and the documented audience for printed poetry books. It surveys poets’ and publishers’ ... More


The History of ‘the Reading Public’

Stefan Collini

in The Nostalgic Imagination: History in English Criticism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198800170
eISBN:
9780191839986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800170.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that accounts of ‘the reading public’ are always fundamentally historical, usually involving stories of ‘growth’ or ‘decline’. It examines Q. D. Leavis’s Fiction and the Reading ... More


Introduction: The Early Modern Poetry Book as an Expressive Form

Erin A. McCarthy

in Doubtful Readers: Print, Poetry, and the Reading Public in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198836476
eISBN:
9780191873713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836476.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter introduces Doubtful Readers: Print, Poetry, and the Reading Public in Early Modern England. Early modern lyric poetry was a social form, but print publication made poems available to ... More


Facing the Music, 1987–1989

Jean W. Cash

in Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739800
eISBN:
9781604739862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the publication of Brown’s first few stories, which won him an audience nationwide as well as in Mississippi. It tells the story of how Brown was invited to read at ... More


The Gospel as Manuscript: An Early History of the Jesus Tradition as Material Artifact

Chris Keith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199384372
eISBN:
9780199384396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199384372.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This book offers a new material history of the Jesus tradition. It shows that the introduction of manuscripts to the transmission of the Jesus tradition played an underappreciated but crucial role in ... More


Scrutinizing the Present Phase of Human History

Stefan Collini

in The Nostalgic Imagination: History in English Criticism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198800170
eISBN:
9780191839986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800170.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the range of F. R. Leavis’s historical thinking, from the early work of his Ph.D. through to his post-1945 dealings with the nineteenth century. The chapter argues that, rather ... More


Two Kentuckys: Civil War Identity in Appalachian Kentucky, 1865–1915

Anne E. Marshall

in Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834367
eISBN:
9781469603834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899366_marshall.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on James Lane Allen's article in Harper's magazine in which he claimed that there were “two Kentuckys.” Allen's writing fell amid a growing stream of travel and local-color ... More


QDL

David Ellis

in Memoirs of a Leavisite: The Decline and Fall of Cambridge English

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318894
eISBN:
9781846318023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318894.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ellis describes his experience of being taught by Mrs Leavis (Queenie) and her assumption that he and his tutorial partner were like Sir James Chetham in Middlemarch. This represented a minor ... More


Introduction

Isabelle Torrance

in Metapoetry in Euripides

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657834
eISBN:
9780191745393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657834.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The Introduction provides an explanation of the concept of metapoetry applied in this book, and considers the associated terminology of intertextuality, metatheatricality, metafiction, metamythology, ... More


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