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The Reader and the Text

R. P. Carroll

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the first of five chapters on the Old Testament and the reader, and addresses the question of the reader and the text. The first section looks at the social context of reading. The second ... More


The History of American Magazines, 1741–1860

Heather A. Haveman

in Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164403
eISBN:
9781400873883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164403.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter looks at the history of American magazines during the period 1741–1860. It first traces the origins of magazines in Europe, where magazine publishing began in the late seventeenth ... More


Milton in the Twentieth Century

Tom Lockwood

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter examines Milton not as an absolute, but as a concept historically constructed and changing over time. It examines the ways in which the different Miltons are repaired and returned in the ... More


Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

A. D. H. Mayes (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is a collection of essays by members of the Society for Old Testament Study, and reviews new approaches and major developments in established approaches to Old Testament study over a wide ... More


Beyond Appropriation: Reclaiming the Revolutionary Amichai

Chana Kronfeld

in The Full Severity of Compassion: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804782951
eISBN:
9780804797214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782951.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter traces Amichai's reception and appropriation as a “national poet” of official celebrations in Israel and as a poet of simple religiosity in the Jewish American synagogue. Arguing that ... More


Conclusion

Lieve Van Hoof

in Plutarch's Practical Ethics: The Social Dynamics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583263
eISBN:
9780191723131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583263.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter gives a list of Plutarch's practical ethics and summarizes the characteristics that set them apart from especially his Lives, works of technical philosophy, and Delphic dialogues. These ... More


“Like a White Man”: “Black Peril,” Print Culture, and Political Voice in the Making of the Union

Lucy Valerie Graham

in State of Peril: Race and Rape in South African Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796373
eISBN:
9780199933327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796373.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter considers three “black peril” novels with a focus on the difference between a novel written by a white woman, Francis Bancroft, and novels written by two white men, George Webb Hardy and ... More


Introduction: ‘The Most Popular Author in the World’?

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Introduction argues that Dickens's consciousness of the emerging mass culture of his day was fundamental to his popular art and to his unique place in literary and cultural history. It ... More


‘Personal’ Journalism: Getting Down into the Masses

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the ways in which Dickens's journalistic method, as well as his message, reinforces the importance of the personal and communal in a complex response to the larger ‘wholesale’ ... More


Print and Protestantisms in Early Modern England

Ian Green

in Print and Protestantism in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208600
eISBN:
9780191678097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208600.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter considers some of the broader conclusions that can be drawn about the nature and impact of the message disseminated by print. Topics discussed include Orthodox Protestantism, the ... More


Introduction

Ellen Gruber Garvey

in The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1880s to 1910s

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108224
eISBN:
9780199855070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108224.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine how stories work within the magazine, in which all elements participate in selling. Rather than providing a ... More


Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Moyra Haslett

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This study is a contextual reading of Byron's epic poem Don Juan which argues that the importance of the Don Juan legend has been considerably underestimated. Contemporary histories — critical, ... More


Conclusion: Keats “among the English Poets”

Jack Stillinger

in Reading The Eve of St. Agnes: The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130225
eISBN:
9780199855209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130225.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The author reasserts the book’s premise that the confluence of a complex authorship with a complex readership inevitably produces multiple interpretations of the complex literary piece being studied. ... More


Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Joel Porte

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104462
eISBN:
9780300130577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Ralp Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are the most celebrated odd couple of nineteenth-century American literature. Appearing to play the roles of benign mentor and eager disciple, they can also ... More


The Town Lampoon

HAROLD LOVE

in English Clandestine Satire, 1660-1702

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199255610
eISBN:
9780191719622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255610.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter focuses on the Town lampoon. While the Town lampoon and the court lampoon use a similar verse manner to attack many of the same members of the ruling elite, there is usually little ... More


Popular Reading and Publishing 1870–1914

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/9780198203292.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In order to understand the market for light fiction and its mass readership which were an established part of British culture after World War I, this chapter considers the growth of the Unknown ... More


From Newsagent to Reader: Defining Readership

C. Y. Ferdinand

in Benjamin Collins and the Provincial Newspaper Trade in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206521
eISBN:
9780191677199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206521.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter defines the readers by geography and by the material they wrote and read. It conducts a careful compilation and analysis of lists of newsagents that demonstrate significant patterns of ... More


Newspapers and Newspaper Readers in London

Hannah Barker

in Newspapers, Politics, and Public Opinion in Late Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207412
eISBN:
9780191677663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207412.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter describes the influence and readership of London newspapers. By the later part of the eighteenth century, the debate concerning the liberty ... More


Introduction

Frieda Klotz and Katerina Oikonomopoulou

in The Philosopher's Banquet: Plutarch's Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588954
eISBN:
9780191728907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588954.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction sets forth the volume's primary interpretive concerns. While Table Talk cannot be taken at face value as a historical document, it nevertheless embeds itself in its society, and ... More


Who Read What?: The Rise of Newspaper Readership in Mexico, 1940–1976

Benjamin T. Smith

in Mexican Press and Civil Society, 1940-1976: Stories from the Newsroom, Stories from the Street

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469638089
eISBN:
9781469638140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638089.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter is a quantitative and qualitative introduction to the rising readership of Mexico City’s popular press and the regional press in mid-twentieth century Mexico.


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