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‘A Poet Reading’

William May

in Stevie Smith and Authorship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583379
eISBN:
9780191723193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583379.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Smith's own reading practice to help explain her playful and often hostile relationship with tradition. It focuses on her troubled relationship with her sister, an English ... More


Prologue: What’s in a Name?

Chris Stamatakis

in Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewriting: 'Turning the Word'

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644407
eISBN:
9780191738821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644407.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter studies the idea of verbal turning in Wyatt’s writing—both as a theme within his texts, and as rescriptive traces that colour the material condition of those texts. Wyatt ... More


The Sense of an Audience

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/9780198187110.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Early 19th-century England marks the rise of the reader in a number of distinctive ways. For Chee Dimmock, one of the outstanding characteristics of modernity is that an apparent universalisation of ... More


How Readers Read Their Augustines

Arnoud S. Q. Visser

in Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199765935
eISBN:
9780199895168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765935.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines book ownership and reading practices of individual readers of Augustine in sixteenth-century Europe. Case studies of private libraries in England and monastic collections in ... 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


Introduction

Melanie V. Dawson and Meredith L. Goldsmith

in American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056043
eISBN:
9780813053813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056043.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Across the period from 1880 to 1930, the processes of rethinking the past can be read as a historical gesture as significant as the consideration of wholly new works of art, resulting in a period of ... More


Reading and the construction of common places

Geoff Baker

in Reading and Politics in Early Modern England: The Mental World of a Seventeenth-century Catholic Gentleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080241
eISBN:
9781781701799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080241.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers how William Blundell constructed his commonplace books Adversaria and Historica. It evaluates the extent to which these commonplace books support the argument that by the end ... More


Early Modern Englishwomen and Modes of Bible-Reading

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/9780199665402.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter details the structures and materiality of female Bible-reading practices. It examines accounts and examples of diverse modes of female Bible-reading in female autobiographical writing, ... More


Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Katrin Ettenhuber

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609109
eISBN:
9780191729553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609109.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The poet and preacher John Donne (1572–1631) was one of the most influential authors of early modern England. This book examines his response to an iconic figure in the history of Western religious ... More


Contrasts

Philip Hardie

in Classical Constructions: Papers in Memory of Don Fowler, Classicist and Epicurean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199218035
eISBN:
9780191711534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218035.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the history of a certain kind of literary criticism, with a view to raising questions about the origins, uses, and legitimacy of opposition and contrast as ways of constructing ... More


The Reader and World Crime Fiction: The (Private) Eye of the Beholder

Stewart King

in Criminal Moves: Modes of Mobility in Crime Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620580
eISBN:
9781789629590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620580.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects on the tension between national-focused and more worldly readings of crime fiction. It treats crime fiction as a form of world literature and examines new ways of conceiving ... More


A Leap of Faith into Moses: Freud’s Invitation to Evenly Suspended Attention

Yael Segalovitz

in Freud and Monotheism: Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823280025
eISBN:
9780823281626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280025.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter argues that Moses and Monotheism invites its readers to approach it in a state of “evenly-suspended attention,” the mindset that Freud recommends his colleagues practice in the ... More


Marking

in Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226469140
eISBN:
9780226469287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469287.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter considers bookmarking as involving a wider range of interactions, moving beyond reading to the social lives of books more generally and the marks left as a result of interactions by ... More


Introduction

Geoff Baker

in Reading and Politics in Early Modern England: The Mental World of a Seventeenth-century Catholic Gentleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719080241
eISBN:
9781781701799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719080241.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the activities and mental world of William Blundell, a seventeenth-century Catholic gentleman in Lancashire, England. The ... More


Introduction: ‘An Author of Commanding Altitude’

Edward Paleit

in War, Liberty, and Caesar: Responses to Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, ca. 1580 - 1650

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199602988
eISBN:
9780191744761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602988.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

Starting with an examination of two readings of Lucan in the hitherto little-known play Cinthias Revenge (1613), by the English lawyer and satirist John Stephens, the introduction argues that Lucan’s ... More


Paleontology in Parts

Gowan Dawson

in Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226332734
eISBN:
9780226332871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226332871.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores how the law of correlation became inextricably entwined with Victorian Britain’s most distinctive and prevalent mode of publication: serialization. Owen’s celebrated ... More


Moving Books in Regency London

Helen Groth

in Moving Images: Nineteenth-Century Reading and Screen Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669486
eISBN:
9780748695171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669486.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the dynamic media environment of Regency London through the lens of three very different convergences between literary and visual media. The first, Jane and Ann Taylor’s Signor ... More


Introduction: The Making of the Woman Reader in the Italian Trecento

Elena Lombardi

in Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198818960
eISBN:
9780191859762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818960.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores a more concrete and historicized figure of the woman reader. It explores the forces that make her appear and disappear, and surveys the state of knowledge on medieval female ... More


Who the Devil Taught Thee So Much Italian?: Italian Language Learning and Literary Imitation in Early Modern England

Jason Lawrence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069147
eISBN:
9781781702543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069147.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book offers a comprehensive account of the methods and practice of learning modern languages, particularly Italian, in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. It suggests that ... More


Reading: Antiquarian Methods and Geographical Learning

Nicholas Popper

in Walter Ralegh's History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226675008
eISBN:
9780226675022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675022.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Ralegh's geographical notebook to examine the practice of reading. It demonstrates how scholars directed the methods of these practices at their expanded variety of sources. ... More


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